[caption id="attachment_666503" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-666503" alt="India vs Sri Lanka live, India vs Sri Lanka live score, IND vs SL 3rd Test match, India vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test match live cricket score, live cricket score, live score, India vs Sri Lanka LIVE Streaming, India vs Sri Lanka live online streaming, live cricket streaming, live streaming" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/deepak-hooda1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> In the IPL, Deepak Hooda played for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Deepak-Hooda" target="_blank">Deepak Hooda</a> was 'over the moon' after he earned his maiden national call-up in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india" target="_blank">Indian</a> side for the upcoming three-match T20I series against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka" target="_blank">Sri Lanka</a> in this month. Hooda was among three others who earned their maiden call-ups. Meanwhile, Hooda credited <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Yuvraj-Singh" target="_blank">Yuvraj Singh</a> for priceless inputs as he also said that the latter has been like a role model for him. Hooda plays for Baroda in the domestic circuit, as he amassed 2,208 runs in 31 First-Class matches. In the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ipl" target="_blank">IPL</a>, he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), as and where Yuvraj too played for the side. <b><b><b><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/sri-lanka-in-india-2017-200807/live-scores/india-vs-sri-lanka-3rd-test-match-184841-summary.html" target="_blank"><b>FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Sri Lanka 2017-18, 3rd Test at Delhi</b></a></b></b></b> <p></p> <p></p><strong>On Yuvraj's inputs</strong> <p></p> <p></p>"Look, you get a lot to learn from Yuvi Paa [Yuvraj Singh]. All the way, he used to tell me how [how to play], how to bat at different situations, he always spoke about my strengths, told me about my weaknesses, how to react to a bowler, how to take the team ahead. Yuvi Paa is like a role model for me. And in the two years, I have learned a lot from him and will apply them," said Hooda, as reported by <em>PTI</em>. <p></p> <p></p><strong>On his feeling following national call-up</strong> <p></p> <p></p>"My feeling [at the moment] is very good. It is a dream come true for my family. I am feeling good. I will try and learn maximum things [after being with the team]. I will observe how Dhoni bhai [MS Dhoni], Rohit bhai [Rohit Sharma], and all other players react [to situations], and that will be a learning." <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-call-up-dream-come-true-for-deepak-hooda-666151"] <p></p> <p></p><strong>On being an all-rounder</strong> <p></p> <p></p>"Yes, I being an all-rounder will obviously benefit me. I am an all-rounder and presently doing both the things [batting and bowling] good. I am feeling confident about my batting and bowling. I will give my 110 per cent." <p></p> <p></p><strong>On idolising Kevin Pietersen</strong> <p></p> <p></p>"To be honest, I very much admire Kevin Peterson. When I have started watching cricket, I admired Pieterson, for the way he played."