India All-Rounder Player Deepak Hooda was caught abusing the umpire during the first T20 Ind vs Sri on January 3.
In the 18th over of the first innings, the 27-year-old India All-Rounder Player Deepak Hooda tried to reach a wide ball. The umpire declared it legal, which frustrated Deepak Hooda. He shouted some words at the umpire for not giving it a wide. It remains to be seen if there will be any action against the right-handed batsman.
Controversies with umpires isn't something new to the All-Rounder Player. In the World T20 game against Pakistan, we saw Virat Kohli arguing with the on-field umpires about a no-ball in the last over, which eventually went in favour of the Blues.
The All-Rounder Player was judged Man of the Match for the first T20 against Sri Lanka thanks to his match-winning 41 off 29 balls. Deepak Hooda was firmly supported by Axar Patel, who contributed with 31 runs. The pair was fundamental as they added 68 runs for the sixth wicket to bring India to a decent total of 162.
India vs. Sri Lanka: Match Summary
Sri Lanka's captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and invited Hardik Pandya's men to bat first in the first T20 game of the tour in 2023. Despite getting an aggressive start through Ishan Kishan, the 2007 T20 champions were never able to capitalize.
Shubman Gill was the first to depart after being trapped on the pads by Maheesh Theekshana. Surya Kumar Yadav came to the crease with a huge cheer from the Indian fans. However, the cheers quickly turned into deafening silence when the 32-year-old couldn't execute his trademark scoop shot and found the short fine leg.
Sanju Samson was another batsman who massively disappointed the fans by scoring only 5 runs off 6 balls.
With Dinesh Karthik in the twilight of his career and Rishabh Pant out of the series due to the car crash, the Rajasthan Royals wicketkeeper couldn't seize the initiative.
Samson was soon followed by Kishan back to the dressing room, who impressed with 37 off 29 balls.
Skipper Hardik Pandya tried to take the innings forward before getting dismissed on 29. Despite the struggles shown by the top order, the lower order came to the rescue for India. Axar Patel and Deepak Hooda shined for the hosts as the pair added 68 runs for the sixth wicket as India finished with 162 on the board.
Just like the hosts, Sri Lanka struggled in the early part of their batting innings, with Pathum Nissanka and de Silva departing without doing anything constructive. Charith Asalanka tried to build some momentum by creating a partnership with Kusal Mendis, but Umran Malik got rid of him eventually.
Shortly after, the Sri Lanka wicket keeper also left the crease after scoring 28 runs off 25 balls.
The 2014 World T20 winners finally got some optimism in their batting innings when skipper Shanaka and Wanindu Hasaranga tried to make the match interesting . The pair added 40 runs off 19 balls before Shivam Mavi removed Hasaranga.
Despite losing their captain a few deliveries later, the visitors battled till the last ball. In the last over, Sri Lanka required 13 runs to win.
Chamika Karunaratne smashed Harshal Patel for a six on the leg side to bring the equation down to 5 runs in 3 balls. However, the right-handed batsman simply couldn't put any of the last three deliveries away as India held their nerve.
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