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|Full name:||Kuldeep Randhir Hooda|
|Batting style:||right handed batsman|
|Bowling Style:||right arm medium|
|Date of Birth (Age):||15 November 1989 (33)|
|League||First class||List a||T20|
|League||First class||List a||T20|
Kuldeep Randhir Hooda is a 33-year-old former domestic cricketer who played for the Haryana team in the Ranji Trophy. He is one of the many all-rounders that domestic cricket has ever seen. Born on November 15, 1989, in Rohtak, Haryana, Kuldeep Randhir Hooda is a right-handed batter and a right-arm medium bowler. He has considerable contributions in terms of both batting and bowling to the Haryana team. He started practising cricket at a very early age and soon grew an immense dedication to the game. This dedication did not take much time to grow into a passion and his only dream. He then put his whole heart, soul, and attention towards cricket and developed his skills for the better with every passing day and every practice session. He soon made his debut in First class cricket at the age of 23.
The debut first-class match of Kuldeep Randhir Hooda was against Vidarbha in November 2012. The match commenced on November 2 and continued till the 4th of November. He could not deliver in the first match of his career with the bat. He was out for a duck, in the first innings which leaves him a lot of work to do for the next time he comes out with the bat. Though he failed with the bat, he somehow proved himself with the ball. He took 2 important wickets of Hemang Badani and Umesh Yadav for 42 runs from 16 overs with an economy of 2.62. In the second innings as well he could not prove himself with the bat as he was again gone for a duck and with the ball as well he did not get any wickets. Overall it was a very average debut match for Hooda.
The last First-Class match Kuldeep Hooda played was against Rajasthan on January 29, 2015, in the Ranji Trophy. In the first innings with the bat, he scored only 13 runs off 26 balls with a strike rate of 50.00. With the ball, he took the wicket of Chetan Bist giving 23 runs from 4 overs with an economy of 5.75. In this match, the Rajasthan team got a follow on and thus the Haryana team need not come out to bat in the second innings. As per bowling, Kuldeep Randhir Hooda only had one maiden over and did not get any wickets.
Kuldeep Hooda made his List A debut against Himachal Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on February 22, 2012. In his debut match, he made 16 runs from 12 balls with a strike rate of 133.33. Though he was average with the bat, he aced his debut match with the ball. He took 3 important wickets of Prashant Chopra, Paul Valthaty, and Sridharan Sriram from 10 overs giving away only 27 runs with an economy of 2.70. He was this successful in making an impact in his very first match with the ball.
As per his last List A match, he played against Delhi in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on November 12, 2014. In the match, Hooda started well but unfortunately was run out at 18 runs off 12 balls with a strike rate of 150.00. With the ball, he took the important wicket of Sumit Narwal in 7.1 overs giving 54 runs with an economy of 7.53. Haryana lost this match, and Hooda had to bid goodbye with a defeat in his last match.
In his debut domestic Twenty20 match against Madhya Pradesh on March 15, 2011, at Hyderabad in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In this match, he could not perform with the bat and scored a mere 2 runs off 2 balls with a strike rate of 100.00. He showed some good skills with the ball as he managed to get 2 wickets from 4 overs giving 7 runs with an economy of 1.75. This was more of an average debut for a talented player.
The last Twenty20 match played by Kuldeep Randhir Hooda was against Services on March 26, 2015, in Delhi in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. In this match, Kuldeep Hooda took 2 wickets from 4 overs giving 29 runs with an economy of 7.25. With the bat, he was not as promising as his debut match. In this match, he scored only 9 runs from 6 balls. He smashed 2 boundaries and 0 sixes with a strike rate of 150.00. With this, he bade goodbye to all formats of domestic cricket. His short career honestly could not make that big of an impact on the cricket field.
After announcing his retirement from all the formats of domestic cricket he was inactive as a player till very recently the first season of the KhilladiX Legends Cricket Trophy commenced. It was a tournament that featured Legendary cricketers who recently announced their retirement from the game of cricket. Kuldeep Hooda is also one of the many players who participated in the tournament. He played in the Nagpur Ninjas team. He played 3 matches for the Nagpur Ninjas in the 2023 season against Patna Warriors, Vizag Titans, and Indore Knights. He scored 18, 7, and 77 runs with the bat and took 1, 1, and 2 wickets in the three matches respectively.
The KhilladiX Legends Cricket Trophy came as a second chance for Kuldeep Hooda's career. He still stands a chance to display what he is actually capable of and hopefully top the charts of the tournament in the 2024 season.
Kuldeep Hooda did not play in the Indian Premier League in any season thus the list fails to show any IPL year, the team he played for, and the value of the contract for the respective year. He is one of the most talented cricketers of domestic games, who played very well throughout his entire career but did not get any chance in the National team and was also not picked by any of the IPL franchises. So Kuldeep never got any chances to prove himself.
Rating Pts (Highest)
Despite being a talented player, Kuldeep Hooda has not played in any international matches in any of the three formats of cricket. But he has contributed a lump sum towards his team, Haryana in domestic cricket. As he did not play any international games, his International Cricket Council rankings do not show in the following table.
Stats are important in the sense that they help us know a player's career on the go. The following subheadings showcase the best knocks and amazing spells that came from Kuldeep Hooda in IPL and in Domestic matches he played in his career.
Kuldeep Hooda did not play for any IPL team in any of the 16 seasons starting from 2008 to 2023. Thus the following table fails its purpose to show the teams played for, the total number of matches, runs scored, average and strike rate of the player.
International & Domestic:
Kuldeep Randhir Hooda played a total of 4 first-class matches and scored 75 runs with an average of 12.5 per match. He had a strike rate of 53.6. As he was an all-rounder, he took 6 wickets from these 4 matches. His highest score in this format was 39. He has no centuries and half centuries in First class cricket. In terms of bowling, his best performance was 2 wickets for 21 runs with an economy of 3.37.
Kuldeep Hooda played 8 List A matches and scored 165 runs in total with an average of 32.8 per match and had a respectable strike rate of 97.0. Performing his role as a bowler he also took 9 wickets. His highest score in List A matches was an unbeaten 58. He has one half-century in this format under his belt. As a bowler, his best was 3 wickets for 27 runs having a respectable economy of 5.02.
Kuldeep Randhir Hooda was a part of 21 T20 matches which included both Haryana and The Nagpur Ninjas. From the 21 matches he played, he gathered 107 runs with an average of 82.9. Again as a bowler, he bagged 18 wickets. His highest contribution in T20 matches is 29 not out. In this format as well he has no centuries and half centuries yet. His best performance in this format from the bowling aspect is 5 wickets giving 31 runs with an economy of 6.14.
Though he has announced his retirement from domestic cricket, he was a part of the KhilladiX Legends Cricket Trophy whose first season was played in 2023 itself. Thus his well-wishers will expect to see him in flying colours once again in the second season of the KhilladiX Legends Cricket Trophy. He sure will deliver for his team in the 2024 season as well.
The following table shows a list of the total matches played, runs scored, average, and strike rate of Kuldeep Hooda in various formats of international and domestic matches.
Here are some videos of some important moments of Kuldeep Randhir Hooda's career.
In this video, Kuldeep Hooda was playing in A Ranji Trophy match against Delhi. But he did not play so well and scored 14 runs from 26 balls.
Where does Kuldeep Hooda live?
Kuldeep Hooda was born in Rohtak district of Haryana. It is quite sure that he spent his early childhood and youth there. As per his present residence, no information is available on the web as of now. Hopefully, he will reveal his present residence soon.
Education is important in all fields, be it sports or academics. Kuldeep Hooda is surely not an exception. But unfortunately, he did not reveal anything about his education in front of the media. Thus his schooling, higher schooling, college, degree, or any other information regarding his educational qualification could not be found on the web. But we can expect him to reveal his student life to the public soon.
Very little information about Kuldeep Hooda is available on the internet. But according to some sources his net worth is around 1 to 5 million US Dollars. He earned most of his career worth from playing professional cricket matches.