India vs Ireland: Deepak Hooda Appreciative of “Childhood Friend” Sanju Samson Following Record Collaboration
Deepak Hooda and Sanju Samson led India to their highest-ever T20I partnership against Ireland in the second T20I match.
India managed to overcome Ireland by just four runs in the second game, winning the two-match T20I series 2-0 thanks to a brilliant 104-run performance by Deepak Hooda. For the visitors, Hooda and Sanju Samson’s 176-run partnership led their team to a total of 225 runs. Hooda, who was named Player of the Match and the Series at the post-match awards ceremony, expressed his immense happiness at seeing his childhood friend Sanju succeed.
“I’ve known Sanju since we were young kids, and I’m delighted for him as well. Ireland is fantastic; I had a great time there. I never felt like I was playing outside of India because of the fantastic fans here. Yes, the wicket has changed. Many thanks to all of the supporters, “Hooda said.
The right-hander became just the fourth Indian to score a century in a T20 International after smashing 104 off just 57 deliveries. Nine fours and six hits over the fence were part of his knock’s decoration.
“I was attempting to build on my strong IPL performance by giving my best effort here. So I enjoy playing with aggression. I have the time to bat up the order and try to play to the circumstance “Added he.
Speaking of the game, great performances by the skipper Andrew Balbirnie (60), Paul Stirling (40), and Harry Tector (39), among others, were in vain as India grabbed the victory from Ireland in the last over, prevailing in the last-ball thriller by four runs.
This gives India a 2-0 series victory. However, Ireland will come away from the game with a lot of positives since they stayed in the game till the very last ball and worried India with their batting.
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