20 Apr 2020, 10:39 IST changed
In an article on the official website of KASIP, Deepak Huda talks about how he initially donated the gloves to make his school team, despite the goal of slots for all-rounders.
“I used to enjoy bowling even in my first cricket days, but when I started playing club cricket, my coach made me a wicketkeeper-batsman. For the first two years of my cricket life I played as a ‘keeper-batsman,’ “said Deepak Huda.
The all-rounder claimed that he had taken the task of defending the wicket as there was no specialist wicketkeeper in his senior team. However, he got the physical demands that came with the role, and soon, the pain in his knee began.
The young man’s tendency to return as an all-rounder saw him work hard on his batting skills. Being selected to play at the district level after being identified as an off-spinner and a hard-hit batsman at a club in Gurgaon resulted in his hard work.
Deepak Hooda’s efforts were rewarded
The Rohtak-born all-rounder remembers the turning point in his career when his talent was recognized by a Delhi coach.
“During a district level game, my coach from Delhi saw me and recognized me as a potential all-rounder. Subsequently, I have been able to protect my overall skills and relinquish focus, “added Deepak Huda.
The all-rounder first made a big mark when he was selected to the ICC Under-19 World Cup squad in India and since then he has played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
With over 5,000 runs from various formats in the domestic circuit, Deepak Huda made a name for himself. The all-rounder KPS has collected $ 1 million from the franchise’s services at the IPL 2020 player auction held on December 27.