The youngest player to play in IPL 08 after Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, is the only Baroda batsman to score an FC hundred on his debut (2014-15). He shot into limelight with his 22-ball fifty for the Rajasthan Royals in 2015. Hooda was the second highest run-scorer as well as the second highest wicket-taker in the 2014 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand.
|Profession:||Indian Cricketer (All-rounder)|
|Weight (approx.):||72 kg|
|Date of Birth:||April, 19, 1995|
|Age (as on 2018):||21 years|
|Birth Place:||Rohtak, Haryana, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Aries|
|Address:||Rohtak, Haryana, India|
Likes to play against:
|Test:||Yet to make his debut|
|ODI:||Yet to make his debut|
|T20:||Yet to make his debut|
|Jersey Number:||#5 (IPL)|
|Domestic/State Team:||Baroda, India U-19, Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Nature on the field:||Calm|
|Likes to Play against|
|Favourite stroke||Pull Shot|
|Career Turning Point|
- In his debut IPL season for the Rajasthan Royals’ Hodda’s swashbuckling hitting put hi into the spotlight. The lanky marauder of the cricket ball, Hooda scored 151 runs in 14 matches at a strike-rate of 158.94. He was subsequently picked up by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping Rs 4.2 Crores in the succeeding season.
- Hooda’s turning point came when he scored a riveting double-hundred for Baroda in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy season for Baroda. He was, then named in India’s T20I squad for the 3-match series against Sri Lanka.
|Favourite Batsmen:||Kevin Pieterson, Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Shane Warne and Amit Mishra|
|Favourite Football Team:||NA|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite TV Shows:||NA|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Marital Status:||Not Married|
|Awards and recognitions|
- Hooda, at 20, was the youngest player to play in IPL 08 after Sarfaraz Khan.
- Hooda is the only Baroda batsman to score an FC hundred on his debut (2014-15).
- Hooda shot into limelight with his 22-ball fifty for the Rajasthan Royals in 2015.
- He was the second highest run-scorer as well as the second highest wicket-taker in the 2014 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand.
- Hooda won the Lala Amarnath Award for his all-round performave in the 2014-15 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Though he belongs to Haryana, Hooda has played his FC Cricket for Baroda.
- Hooda’s brother also used to play cricket before a shoulder injury put an end to his cricketing prospects.