Indian Premier League (IPL) 7 witnesses a lot of dressing room camaraderie between players which is a breath of fresh air from the usual frostiness that is prevalent in the cut-throat environment that exists while the players play for their respective state teams and their countries. Rookies Deepak Hooda, Ankit Sharma celebrated their birthdays with the Rajasthan Royals (RR) team-mates in grand style.


Selected by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 40 lakh in the February auction, Hooda is keen to make the most of his time in the IPL. “Whatever opportunity I get, I will give my 100 per cent. There will be a lot to learn from the seniors like Rahul (Dravid) sir and also from foreign cricketers. I am aware of handling things in Indian conditions but from international players, I will get to learn new things, how they do it in international matches, how they back themselves, how they switch on and off.”, Hooda said in a DNA interview.