IPL 2022: Deepak Hooda names the franchise that he wants to play in the upcoming season


The right-handed all-rounder Deepak Hooda has been added to the squad for the three-match ODI series against West Indies which is going to kick off from 6th February, Sunday.

He represented Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab) in the previous edition of the Indian Premier League and has been released by the franchise ahead of the mega auction of IPL 2022.

Recently, the 26-year-old has come up with a statement and shared that he wants to play under the leadership of MS Dhoni in the upcoming season.

Moreover, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Ruturaj Gaikwad have been tested positive for Covid-19, we can expect the Rajasthan based cricketer to don the Indian jersey under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. 

My personal favourite team is the Chennai Super Kings: Deepak Hooda

Deepak Hooda

In an exclusive chat with India News, Deepak Hooda has shared his thoughts and said, "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."

"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," said Deepak Hooda.

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"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," he added.

"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," he further added.