When there was no option left, had to become a 'warrior'.., said Hooda

New Delhi: Team India's explosive batsman Deepak Hooda on Tuesday showed a blistering performance in the second T20I against Ireland. He scored 104 off 57 balls. With this, Hooda has become just the fourth Indian batsman to score a century while batting at number three in the shortest format of the game.

Deepak Hooda says that when he was tasked with facing the new ball in bowler-friendly conditions, he took a "warrior"-like attitude. According to Hooda, he had no other option but to take on the challenge of batting in the top order. Hooda said after the match, "I have never opened an innings in an international match, but being a top-order batsman, you have to face challenges and you don't have any other option.''

He further said, "And if you don't have a choice, then why don't you take a warrior-like attitude. That's how I think and things went my way. I'm happy about it.'' The young players are constantly coming forward and the all-rounder admitted that it is not easy to make it to Team India and then maintain it.

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