The Indian team has always been known for its batting power. India has given the world many great batsmen. But today we are going to talk about a player who failed to shine in international cricket but this player has scored more than ten thousand runs in first class cricket and today this player is a household name in commentary. We’re talking about Aakash Chopra. Aakash Chopra celebrates his 46th birthday today (September 19, 2023). He was considered a technically gifted batsman. He had great hitting ability for a long time. He also has a triple century to his name in first-class cricket.
There are well-known names in the commentary
Even though Aakash Chopra couldn’t play cricket for India for long, he is a famous cricket commentator. He makes analytical videos. He can also be seen as a presenter in many television shows. He made his debut for India on October 12, 2003. Since then, he has played 10 Test matches for India, scoring 437 runs at an average of 23. He also scored two half-centuries and his best score in the Test was 60 runs. But due to his poor form, he failed to cement his place in Team India.
Scored more than ten thousand runs in first-class cricket
Aakash Chopra has scored 10839 runs in 162 first-class cricket matches which include 29 centuries. His best score in first-class cricket was 301 runs. His technique was always good. In domestic cricket, he ensured that the Delhi team won many matches. Apart from this, he played many brilliant innings in Ranji Trophy.
Played cricket in IPL with this team
Aakash Chopra made his debut for India in the U19 Test and U19 ODI in 1997 under chief selector Ajit Agarkar. He played cricket for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. He scored 42 runs in IPL 2008 and 11 runs in IPL 2009. He has also written books. His famous books are Beyond the Blues: A Cricket Season Like No Other and Out of the Blue.