India and Pakistan are currently involved in the Super Four match of Asia Cup 2022. Before the game, there were a few injuries in both squads. Hence, a few changes were expected. For India, Deepak Hooda finally got a chance. He came in place of the injured Ravindra Jadeja. Here, we take a look at how Twitter reacted as Deepak Hooda finally gets a game in the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup Super Four match.
Deepak Hooda gets a chance in India vs Pakistan Asia Cup Super Four match
With Ravindra Jadeja absent, Axar Patel was expected to take his place in the XI. However, India opted for a different combination. Dinesh Karthik had to miss out along with Jadeja and Avesh Khan. Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, and Ravi Bishnoi got a chance in the XI.
It needs to be noted that Hooda has been in brilliant form recently. He even scored a century a few weeks ago. Considering he offers a few overs of spin, it was surprising that India has not been considering him in the XI. The squad needs multi-utility cricketers and Hooda was one of them. However, after weeks of not finding an opportunity, Hooda finally got a game against Pakistan. It now needs to be seen how he would make use of the opportunity. While he will be tasked with taking on the spinners, Hooda will also need to provide a few overs with the ball. Hardik Pandya and Deepak Hooda will need to together act as the fifth bowler and hence, the role of these all-rounders will be important.
Twitter reacts to Team India’s selection
Deepak Hooda has struggled to find a chance in the XI in the recent games. This is despite him doing well in whatever chances he got. Hence, with him finally getting a chance, there were many reactions on Twitter. We take a look at a few of them below:
All teams, apart from Hong Kong, have won their matches by chasing totals in this tournament. Will this trend change tonight?
Deepak Hooda has never lost a T20I match when he has played for India? Will this streak come to an end? #INDvPAK #AsiaCup2022Advertisement
— Farid Khan 🇵🇰🇹🇷 (@_FaridKhan) September 4, 2022
Captain Rohit Sharma gives T20I centurion Deepak Hooda place in playing XI today. pic.twitter.com/iRgPsytnqe
— Vishal. (@SportyVishal) September 4, 2022Advertisement
Deepak Hooda right now..#INDvsPAK pic.twitter.com/veCRtaiWfyAdvertisement
— La Casa De Patel (@LCD_Patel) September 4, 2022
Either Rishabh Pant will bat at no 5 or SuryaKumar Yadav will bat at no 5.
No 5 isn't a right position for Pant & SKY in T20.
And Deepak Hooda is not a good choice for no 6 or 7. He is best when he bats at top 4.#AsiaCup2022
— Abhimanyu (@abhimanyusrt) September 4, 2022Advertisement
Ravindra Jadeja will miss the World Cup due to injury. Deepak Hooda should replace him in the playing xi.
Blessing in disguise ? #t20worldcup2022Advertisement
— Shubham Borade-Patil (@Shubh1mm) September 3, 2022
Deepak Hooda is a lucky charm for India. Whenever he is in playing 11, India have won the game most of the times. I hope this will work today as well. #INDvsPAK #CricketTwitter #Cricket #AsiaCupT20 #AsiaCup2022
— Arun Sharma (@ArunSharma56) September 4, 2022Advertisement
In my honest book of facts, Axar Patel is a better batsman than Deepak Hooda.Advertisement
— Chicken Man (@GustavoFring_19) September 4, 2022
it's a good xi. this is gona be our batting 7 in WC20 too, I hope Deepak Hooda bats a bit more up top
— iTcmVids (@imTcm19) September 4, 2022Advertisement
India has made a big blunder!! They have dropped a specialist batter Dinesh Karthik against quality express fast bowling of Pakistan. Perhaps India is more focused and scared of strong batting lineup of Pakistan for which India added a bowling option Deepak Hooda. #INDvPAKAdvertisement
— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) September 4, 2022