IND vs WI: Dream was to get debut cap from either MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli says Deepak Hooda
IND vs WI: India all-rounder Deepak Hooda has said it was his dream to receive his first cap from either Virat Kohli or MS Dhoni, and it was amazing to see that happening in the first ODI against the West Indies.
In the second One-Day International, Rohit Sharma and his team won by 44 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. India defeated West Indies by 44 runs in the second One-Day International at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, thanks to Prasidh Krishna’s four-wicket haul.
“I made my debut in the first ODI, it was an amazing feeling. You always work hard for that, before the match I spoke to you (Suryakumar Yadav). I feel blessed to be a part of the side. It was my childhood dream to get cap from either MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli. Getting the cap from Kohli was an amazing feeling. I worked on sidelining the distraction and work on my process,” Hooda told teammate Suryakumar Yadav in a video posted on BCCI.TV.
“Good things take time but keep yourself ready. Obviously, it is a blessed feeling to share the dressing room with Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid. You always learn so much from them. I am just trying to learn from them. My goal is to keep working on my process with the same intent and not worry too much about outcome,” he added.
Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul may have scored 64 and 49 runs earlier. But the hosts continued to lose wickets at regular intervals, as West Indies eventually restricted India to 237/9 in the allotted fifty overs. Alzarri Joseph and Odean Smith each took two wickets for the West Indies.
The final One-Day International will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday.