Indian cricketer, Deepak Hooda has joined Rajasthan for the upcoming domestic season 2021-22. He was earlier part of Baroda but recently ended his association after allegations were being made for ‘indiscipline antics’. The Baroda Cricket Association had banned him for the 2020-21 domestic season. Hooda wrote to the Baroda Cricket Association on 12th July, asking him to be relieved with immediate effect.
The CEO of Baroda Cricket Association, Shishir Hattangadi told ESPN Cricinfo, that Hooda was selected in the 45 probables for the men’s senior team and thus was asked to join the conditioning camp on June 25. However, the selectors informed the Hattangadi on 30th June that Hood hadn’t joined the camp. On the same day, Hooda sent an email to the BCA president and Hattangadi saying that he would join the camp on July 10.
“We received a mail on the 13th of July from Deepak Hooda requesting for a NOC to allow him to play elsewhere (team not mentioned),” Hattangadi said in the email to the apex council.
“We have granted him a NOC signed by the Secretary, and have informed the Selection Committee and the coach of the development.”
Hailing from Haryana, Deepak Hooda made his domestic cricket debut for Baroda. He first appeared in a T20 match in March 2013. In his domestic cricket career, Hooda has represented in 42 first-class games, scoring 2718 runs with the highest score of 293* at an average of 43.13. Overall, he has 8 centuries and 15 half-centuries to his name.
As far as List-A performances are concerned, Hooda made 1428 runs from 40 matches at 42, with two centuries and 10 fifties. In T20 cricket, he played 51 matches for Baroda, scoring 993 runs at a strike rate of 138.1 with a century and six fifties.
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