Navi Mumbai, April 4: Lucknow Super Giants all-rounder Deepak Hooda said that although he played a good 33-ball 51, he was disappointed that he was unable to capitalize in the last five overs.
Lucknow was in trouble at 27/3 in 4.5 overs. But Hooda played a blistering strike, combined with three fours and as many sixes to lift Lucknow to 169/7 from 20 overs.
“Innings was good, but I was disappointed that I couldn’t do my capitalizing role in the last five overs. But happy with 170-odd. To be honest, I didn’t think about Orange Cap (lost by 17 runs).” Hooda said in a mid-inning chat with Star Sports announcers.
Hooda stitched up a crucial 87-for-62 partnership with Rahul, who scored more on 68-for-50. “(We) thought of a good total. Rahul and I were ready, we were getting runs and we wanted to cash. Rahul told me it’s a good wicket and give me time and straight bat shots are going to show well,” he said. hooda.
In Hooda’s tremendous hit, 26 runs came offside, while the rest of the 25 runs were hit off the side of the leg. Of his 51 runs, 27 were achieved using the pace of the speedy Umran Malik with fours hit from long, cover and point, while all six were hit over the thin leg and third man.
“Self-confidence and self-confidence are high. I prepare every day like a new game anyway. It’s a decent total, and the balls that are sent to the wicket slip a bit and don’t come out well,” Hooda concluded. .