Because of his steady performance over the last several months, batting all-rounder Deepak Hooda has become a very significant asset for Team India in white-ball cricket. In the second One-Day International that took place on Saturday, August 20, against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, he once again came to the rescue of the Men in Blue with a useful 25 runs scored. The victory let India take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-game series that they were playing in.
In the meantime, Hooda has also accomplished a new feat thanks to the crucial match-winning knock he played against Zimbabwe. It is not merely a record of its own kind; rather, it is a record that stands among all records. It is important to note that ever since the Rohtak cricketer made his debut for India at the international level, India has gone on to win every match that he has played, and as of right now, the Men in Blue have recorded 16 consecutive wins across all formats whenever the Rohtak cricketer has been in the playing XI.
It is now official that Deepak Hooda holds the record for the longest unbeaten streak for a player following his debut at the highest level, as India has won their last 16 matches in a row in all of the matches that Deepak Hooda has participated in. Since Hooda joined the team, India has been victorious in seven One-Day Internationals and nine Twenty20 Internationals.
Deepak Hooda delivering for Team India
Although the middle-order batter has been a member of the India team for a number of series beginning in 2017, he did not have the opportunity to make his debut in international competition until February 2022.
Deepak Hooda (16) has now gone over Romania’s Satvik Nadigotla (15). A senior middle-order batter from South Africa named David Miller and a batter from Romania named Shantanu Vashisht are two examples of the other players on this illustrious list (both 13 each).
To return to the match against Zimbabwe, not only did the 27-year-old score an important 25 runs, but he also made an impact with the ball in his hand, recording figures of 1/6 from his two overs while maintaining an economy of 3. He overcame Sean Williams, who was in a strong position.
When both sides compete in the third one-day international match on Monday, August 22, in Harare, the talented cricketer will be looking to assist India in achieving a clean sweep by delivering yet another outstanding all-round effort.