Former Indian cricketer, Aakash Chopra is well known for his astute cricketing brain and is currently serving as an expert who continues to spread the knowledge of the game. While he is a well-known critic and commentator, Chopra didn’t have great success in his brief international cricket career.
He made his Test debut against New Zealand in 2003. He fared well in the first two tests, scoring 60 and 52. However, Chopra failed to produce any promising knock in the 8 Tests which followed thereafter. In his International Cricket career, Aakash Chopra has only scored 437 runs in 10 Tests at an average of 23.
Chopra, though, was part of the two historic Test series against Pakistan and Australia. Under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly, India drew 2003-04 Test Series 1-1, held in Australia. Aakash Chopra represented in all four Tests, scoring 186 runs at an average of 23.52.
The Indian commentator has some fond memories of the tour. He endured a hard time facing the new ball during the series against the fast bowlers. Aakash Chopra recently trolled himself on Twitter while sharing a video of him playing against Brett Lee during the same tour.
He did get out on one of the deliveries where he edged the ball to the keeper until the umpire called it a no-ball. He edged the following delivery but was dropped by the man at gully.
While sharing that clip on Twitter, Aakash Chopra wrote, ‘How exactly did I survive that over? sorry Binga.’
For the uninitiated, Aakash Chopra has also played in the inaugural edition of IPL. He played 7 matches for KKR in IPL 2008, scoring 53 runs at an average of 8.8 and a strike rate of 74.6.
In the video, Aakash Chopra looked clueless against Brett Lee and was struggling to put the bat on the ball. Though, he was surprised at the fact that he didn’t get out in that over.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 14, 2020