India all-rounder Deepak Hooda Smashed his maiden T20I century in the second T20I against Ireland at The Village, Dublin on Tuesday. In the first match against Ireland, he came out to open, while in the second match he was sent to bat at number three. Deepak Hooda, who took the team to victory by playing an unbeaten 47 in the first match, took all the effort in the second match and scored a century and thrashed the Ireland bowlers.
Deepak Hooda completed his first century in T20 International cricket in 55 balls. He hit 6 sixes and 8 fours during his 100 runs. While facing 57 balls, he played an innings of 104 runs with the help of 6 sixes and 9 fours. Deepak Hooda became the fourth batsman for India to score a century in T20 International cricket. Before him, Rohit Sharma has scored four, KL Rahul has two while Suresh Raina has scored one century.
In this match, Deepak Hooda shared a 176-run partnership with Sanju Samson for the second wicket. This proved to be the highest partnership for any wicket from India in T20 International cricket. Sanju Samson played a lot in this match of Deepak Hooda and he scored 77 runs in 42 balls with the help of 4 sixes and 9 fours. This proved to be Sanju Samson’s highest score in T20 International cricket as well as his first half-century.
Hooda, who was constantly impressed by his performance in domestic cricket and IPL, got his debut for the first time in February this year. In the T20 International, he played the first T20 International match of his career against Sri Lanka in February 2022. After this, Hooda also dominated IPL 2022.
Prior to this series, he was selected in the T20 series played against South Africa in India but did not get a chance to appear in the playing XI in any 5 -match series match. But this time when he got a chance in Ireland, he made his intentions clear that now selectors cannot exclude him from the T20 World Cup race.