IPL 2022: MS Dhoni is a well-known name amongst the best captains in India. Dhoni has led his team to many titles, whether it be in international cricket or the franchise league. His calm and composed nature is always the highlight of his captaincy. 

Many players have praised the captaincy of MS Dhoni. And there is someone new on the list. The Baroda-born all-rounder has revealed that it is his desire to play under MS Dhoni. Former Punjab Kings member Deepak Hooda has said that he is willing to play under MS Dhoni if he gets the chance. Seeking for IPL logo for you to download? Do check it here.

IPl 2022: “My personal favourite team is the Chennai Super Kings”

Deepak Hooda is under the hammer in the mega-auction. When asked about his favourite team, the all-rounder said the name of CSK. He said there is no particular team that is on his mind. But he expressed that if it is about his “personal favourite” he would love to be part of CSK. And he would love to play under MS Dhoni. However, Hooda also clarified that he is not much focusing on the auction, rather he is focusing on the series against West Indies. The all-rounder said on India News, Check the latest cricket betting tips here in our site.

“There is nothing like that. As of now, Deepak is not waiting for the auction on the 12th and 13th, he is just waiting for the 6th. There is no team as such, I just want to play. But my personal favourite team is the Chennai Super Kings. I am like a kid who wants to play under MS Dhoni,”

IPL 2022: "I Am Like a Kid Who Wants to Play Under MS Dhoni," Says Indian All-Rounder
IPL 2022: “I Am Like a Kid Who Wants to Play Under MS Dhoni,” Says Indian All-Rounder

The hard-hitting all-rounder has been selected for the upcoming ODI series against the West Indies starting on February 6. Hooda also revealed that he had many chats with the former wicket-keeper. He stated that he also talked to Dhoni when he was selected a few seasons back for the Nidahas Trophy in Bangladesh. But unfortunately, he didn’t get to play a game there. Hooda further added, 

“I am MS Dhoni’s die-hard fan, I like his leadership as well. I have spoken to him many times. When I had come to the Indian team earlier as well, Dhoni bhai was also there. Then also I used to talk to him and after that, whenever we have met we have spoken. “

Deepak Hooda: Anil sir has helped me alot

IPL 2022: Hooda has played for the Punjab Kings for the past few seasons. He also shared how the head coach of the Punjab Kings, Anil Kumble, has helped him to improve. The Baroda all-rounder has admired Kumble and thanked him for his guidance. Hooda added, 

“I got to learn a lot from Anil Kumble over the last two years. He is himself a legend, he has 1000 international wickets. Obviously, even if you talk a sentence or word with him, it is a learning for you. I was able to handle pressure better because Anil Sir was there. “I matured a lot in the last two years. I was in the midst of very good people, Anil Sir is one among them, who improved me mentally as well as my game. I had gone after having not played domestic cricket but still played the first game in the IPL. The way he used to explain my role, I used to be extremely clear.”

Hooda, who shifted to Rajasthan from Baroda after the clash with then Baroda captain Krunal Pandya. Since then, he has played in the Syed Mushtaq Ali and Vijay Hazare Trophy for Rajasthan. Hooda is a hard-hitting middle order batsman who can be tried as a finisher as well. He is a more than decent spin bowler as well. 

The ODI series will start on February 6. And Rohit will be back in the action, this time with a new role as full-time captain. All the ODIs will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, behind closed doors. 
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