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'I don't have hundred percent confidence. So, I don't want to take that chance'

  • IPL 2022 Auction: While talking about potential RCB retentions, former India cricketer Aakash Chopra left out two of their IPL 2021 stars.
'Don't have 100% confidence in him'- Aakash Chopra picks 4 retentions for RCB for IPL 2022 auction; excludes two IPL 2021 stars(IPL)
'Don't have 100% confidence in him'- Aakash Chopra picks 4 retentions for RCB for IPL 2022 auction; excludes two IPL 2021 stars(IPL)
Updated on Nov 24, 2021 12:17 PM IST
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'The quality hasn’t gone anywhere, only our thinking had changed'

  • Former India opener has attempted to settle the never-ending R Ashwin vs Yuzvendra Chahal debate through an interesting perspective.
'The quality hasn’t gone anywhere, only our thinking had changed': Aakash Chopra attempts to settle the R Ashwin vs Yuzvendra Chahal debate(HT COLLAGE)
'The quality hasn’t gone anywhere, only our thinking had changed': Aakash Chopra attempts to settle the R Ashwin vs Yuzvendra Chahal debate(HT COLLAGE)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 11:01 AM IST
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'He hasn't batted the way he can bat, you expect more from him'

  • Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has spoken in criticism of a star India batter, saying that he hasn't batted as well as he is expected to.
India's Ravindra Jadeja, center, celebrates with captain Virat Kohli, right, and Rishabh Pant the dismissal of Scotland's Matthew Cross during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Scotland in Dubai, UAE, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)(AP)
India's Ravindra Jadeja, center, celebrates with captain Virat Kohli, right, and Rishabh Pant the dismissal of Scotland's Matthew Cross during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Scotland in Dubai, UAE, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)(AP)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 11:32 AM IST
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'It is far from sorted for India' - Chopra's takeaways from IND vs NZ series

IND vs NZ: Rohit Sharma and his Team India side may have thumped New Zealand 3-0 to register yet another T20I series whitewash but they still have a couple of areas to sort, according to former cricketer Aakash Chopra.
'It is far from sorted for India, will take time' - Aakash Chopra lists three major takeaways from IND vs NZ T20I series(TWITTER/BCCI)
'It is far from sorted for India, will take time' - Aakash Chopra lists three major takeaways from IND vs NZ T20I series(TWITTER/BCCI)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 09:06 AM IST
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'He will be most expensive player': Aakash makes a prediction for IPL'22 auction

Aakash feels that if this player does somehow end up in the auction and there is no limit on a player's salary, he might just become the most expensive player at the event, wildly guessing the amount to be more than INR 20 crores.
File image of Aakash Chopra. (Aakash Chopra/Instagram)
File image of Aakash Chopra. (Aakash Chopra/Instagram)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 04:29 PM IST
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4 innings in T20? ‘Envelopes’ for coin-toss? Chopra mentions ideas to combat dew

  • Former Indian batter Aakash Chopra mentioned suggestions to ‘nullify’ dew factor in T20s.
There have been debates over ways to nullify the dew factor.(AP)
There have been debates over ways to nullify the dew factor.(AP)
Published on Nov 13, 2021 06:34 PM IST
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'History won't repeat itself but a new history will be rewritten'

  • T20 World Cup: Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has picked his winner for the second semifinal between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai, saying “a new history will be written.”
'History won't repeat itself but a new history will be rewritten': Aakash Chopra predicts Pakistan vs Australia T20 World Cup semifinal winner(HT COLLAGE)
'History won't repeat itself but a new history will be rewritten': Aakash Chopra predicts Pakistan vs Australia T20 World Cup semifinal winner(HT COLLAGE)
Published on Nov 11, 2021 03:51 PM IST
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‘If Root was Indian, he might’ve been T20I captain': Chopra on selection policy

Criticizing India's selection policy, Aakash explained that India would have made Joe Root the captain of the T20I team had he been an Indian, irrespective of his strike rate in the format.
India's captain Virat Kohli, and Suryakumar Yadav celebrate after India won the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Scotland in Dubai, UAE, Friday.(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli, and Suryakumar Yadav celebrate after India won the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Scotland in Dubai, UAE, Friday.(AP)
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 08:22 PM IST
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‘He doesn’t look the same bowler': Chopra suggests 2 changes in India's XI 

  • Talking about India's bowling unit on his YouTube channel, Chopra explained that Bhuvneshwar Kumar isn't the same bowler he used to be and Shami has had more ordinary days in T20 cricket than good days.
India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar congratulates Pakistan's cricket captain Babar Azam, centre and Mohammad Rizwan after Pakistan won the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai,(AP)
India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar congratulates Pakistan's cricket captain Babar Azam, centre and Mohammad Rizwan after Pakistan won the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai,(AP)
Updated on Oct 26, 2021 12:06 PM IST
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'Not convinced if you can play him against Pak': Chopra worried about Ind bowler

  • Aakash Chopra reviewed India's performance against England in the first warm-up and expressed concern over the lackluster showing of one India bowler in particular.
R Ashwin (L) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (R) went wicketless while Rahul Chahar (M) grabbed 1 for 43. (Getty)
R Ashwin (L) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (R) went wicketless while Rahul Chahar (M) grabbed 1 for 43. (Getty)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 01:56 PM IST
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‘Even MS Dhoni has won one match for CSK. He should have won KKR a game’

  • While analysing KKR's performance and their revival in IPL 2021, cricketer-turned expert Aakash Chopra quipped that everything changed in the team expect their player's form.
'Even Dhoni has won one match for CSK': Aakash Chopra names KKR player whose form didn't change despite team's IPL 2021 revival(BCCI/IPL)
'Even Dhoni has won one match for CSK': Aakash Chopra names KKR player whose form didn't change despite team's IPL 2021 revival(BCCI/IPL)
Published on Oct 17, 2021 08:39 PM IST
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‘MSD is equal to CSK. If he has the desire to play as he will’: Aakash Chopra

Will MS Dhoni continue as a player-cum-captain for CSK or will he join the staff members as a mentor? Fans are eager to find the answers.
Aakash Chopra has his say on Dhoni’s future with Chennai Super Kings(HT Collage)
Aakash Chopra has his say on Dhoni’s future with Chennai Super Kings(HT Collage)
Updated on Oct 15, 2021 12:17 PM IST
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Chopra names 'surprise' pick who may replace Pandya in India's T20 World Cup XI

  • In reply to a query by a fan, Aakash Chopra raised doubts over Hardik Pandya's inclusion in India's XI for the T20 World Cup.
Aakash Chopra reckons Hardik Pandya's place in India's XI may not be guaranteed. (Getty)
Aakash Chopra reckons Hardik Pandya's place in India's XI may not be guaranteed. (Getty)
Updated on Oct 13, 2021 11:08 AM IST
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'In long-term vision, Virat Kohli will not remain the ODI captain as well'

  • Chopra believes that due to similarities between both the white-ball forms of cricket, split captaincy would work better if one player leads both ODI and T20I teams, while Kohli leads the Test team.
'In long-term vision, Virat Kohli (in frame) will not remain the ODI captain as well': Aakash Chopra(File)
'In long-term vision, Virat Kohli (in frame) will not remain the ODI captain as well': Aakash Chopra(File)
Updated on Sep 18, 2021 07:23 AM IST
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Aakash Chopra on Delhi Capitals keeping Rishabh Pant as captain

On Thursday, Delhi Capitals announced that Pant will continue as the captain in IPL 2021 - but former India cricketer Aakash Chopra is not pleased with the decision.
Aakash Chopra reacts to Delhi Capitals keeping Rishabh Pant as captain(HT Collage)
Aakash Chopra reacts to Delhi Capitals keeping Rishabh Pant as captain(HT Collage)
Published on Sep 17, 2021 09:33 AM IST
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'Felt like they had no faith in my skill. I was shocked': KKR's Kuldeep Yadav

  • KKR spinner Kuldeep Yadav lamented about the lack of communication within the team and said there are times a player does not know why he is not being picked.
'Felt like they had no faith in my skill. I was shocked': Kuldeep Yadav laments lack of communication and game time with KKR(KKR/Twitter)
'Felt like they had no faith in my skill. I was shocked': Kuldeep Yadav laments lack of communication and game time with KKR(KKR/Twitter)
Updated on Sep 14, 2021 01:33 PM IST
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'Franchise that bought you feels cheated, betrayed': Chopra on mass ENG pullout

  • Addressing the mass pullouts by England players, Aakash Chopra remarked that the “IPL family doesn't forget" and that they may have to face the consequences in the future.
'Franchise that bought you feels cheated, betrayed': Aakash Chopra says 'IPL family doesn't forget' after mass England pullout(HT COLLAGE)
'Franchise that bought you feels cheated, betrayed': Aakash Chopra says 'IPL family doesn't forget' after mass England pullout(HT COLLAGE)
Updated on Sep 13, 2021 05:41 PM IST
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'You went back home in a jiffy': Chopra asks 'why such desensitization to Covid'

  • Former India opener Aakash Chopra addressed the criticism being dished out to Team India after the cancellation of the 5th Test at Manchester and said that Covid-related issues affect the players' mental health in these extraordinary times. 
'You went back home in a jiffy': Chopra condemns criticism on India, asks why such sudden desensitization towards Covid(SCREENGRAB/YouTube)
'You went back home in a jiffy': Chopra condemns criticism on India, asks why such sudden desensitization towards Covid(SCREENGRAB/YouTube)
Updated on Sep 11, 2021 03:33 PM IST
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‘He’ll make the most runs for India in this encounter’: Aakash Chopra

Former cricketer Aakash Chopra opined that the India skipper will stand out with the bat during the fifth and the final Test at the Old Trafford.
File image of Aakash Chopra. (Aakash Chopra/Instagram)
File image of Aakash Chopra. (Aakash Chopra/Instagram)
Published on Sep 10, 2021 11:34 AM IST
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'It will be Fab 5 and Rohit Sharma will be part of it': Aakash Chopra

  • Former India opener Aakash Chopra made this comment after Rohit Sharma's magnificent century in the fourth India-England Test at The Oval.
'It will be Fab 5 and Rohit Sharma will be part of it': Chopra says India opener at par with modern-day greats(AGENCIES/HT COLLAGE)
'It will be Fab 5 and Rohit Sharma will be part of it': Chopra says India opener at par with modern-day greats(AGENCIES/HT COLLAGE)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 07:42 PM IST
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Aakash Chopra has his say on Suryakumar’s inclusion for fourth Test at The Oval

While a major change in India’s top-order is speculated by the fans and experts, Chopra believes that the top 5 shall remain unchanged in the fourth Test as well.
Aakash Chopra (L) has his say on Suryakumar’s (R) inclusion for fourth Test(HT Collage)
Aakash Chopra (L) has his say on Suryakumar’s (R) inclusion for fourth Test(HT Collage)
Updated on Aug 30, 2021 07:21 PM IST
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Aakash Chopra names RCB’s ‘phenomenal inclusion’ for UAE leg of IPL 2021

Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra called Hasaranga a ‘phenomenal inclusion’ for RCB who are placed third on the points table this season with 10 points.
File image of Aakash Chopra.(Aakash Chopra/Instagram)
File image of Aakash Chopra.(Aakash Chopra/Instagram)
Updated on Aug 22, 2021 06:18 PM IST
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‘This Indian bowling attack has brought the opposition on their knees’

Aakash Chopra feels that this English side lacks quality in its batting department. In his latest YouTube video, he was of the opinion that batsmen apart from Joe Root are just making up the numbers.
Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra gives his views on England's batting line up(HT Collage)
Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra gives his views on England's batting line up(HT Collage)
Updated on Aug 22, 2021 12:10 AM IST
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First Rohit dominates, then Rahul: Chopra lauds India's 'unreal' opening pair

  • Former India opener Aakash Chopra also remarked that if Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul continue in the same vein, India will never need to look back.
'First Rohit Sharma dominates, after that Rahul dominates': Aakash Chopra explains what makes India's opening pair 'unreal'(AP)
'First Rohit Sharma dominates, after that Rahul dominates': Aakash Chopra explains what makes India's opening pair 'unreal'(AP)
Updated on Aug 18, 2021 11:43 PM IST
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INDvENG: 'Might not be possible'- Chopra makes huge prediction on final result

  • India vs England: While speaking in a video on his YouTube channel, former India opener Aakash Chopra made a huge prediction about the outcome of the Lord's Test. 
India vs England: 'It might not be possible to reach there': Aakash Chopra makes huge prediction on outcome of Lord's Test(AP)
India vs England: 'It might not be possible to reach there': Aakash Chopra makes huge prediction on outcome of Lord's Test(AP)
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 01:57 PM IST
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'Expecting a good day': Chopra hopes to see Kohli take a leaf out of Root's book

  • When Virat Kohli and Co. come out to bat on Sunday, Aakash Chopra expects the Indian skipper to take a leaf out of Joe Root's book
'Expecting a good day': Aakash Chopra hopes to see Virat Kohli take a leaf out of Joe Root's book following first-innings masterclass(AGENCIES/HT COLLAGE)
'Expecting a good day': Aakash Chopra hopes to see Virat Kohli take a leaf out of Joe Root's book following first-innings masterclass(AGENCIES/HT COLLAGE)
Updated on Aug 15, 2021 12:00 PM IST
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'Pitch is getting slower': Chopra explains how Ashwin's absence is hurting India

  • Former India opener Aakash Chopra remarked that R Ashwin's absence may hurt India as they are missing a good batsman in the lower middle-order where no other bowler can give the team those crucial runs.
'This pitch is getting slower': Aakash Chopra explains why R Ashwin's absence in second Test 'has come back to bite' India(Agencies/HT Collage)
'This pitch is getting slower': Aakash Chopra explains why R Ashwin's absence in second Test 'has come back to bite' India(Agencies/HT Collage)
Published on Aug 14, 2021 12:37 PM IST
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'Rain gods don't come to help Eng': Chopra's predictions for Day 2 of 2nd Test

  • While speaking in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel, Chopra said that he believes India will cross the 375-run mark and also predicted the number of runs Rahul will score.
Aakash Chopra.(Twitter)
Aakash Chopra.(Twitter)
Updated on Aug 13, 2021 02:35 PM IST
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‘First Jofra, then Stokes, now, Broad’: Chopra's word of caution for Team India

England are facing an injury crisis at the moment as star players like Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Stuart Broad have been ruled out of the Test series.
Photo of former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra(Twitter)
Photo of former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra(Twitter)
Updated on Aug 12, 2021 02:33 PM IST
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'He is not coming with continuous 100s behind him': Chopra on India batsman

  • KL Rahul made a strong comeback in India's Test XI scoring 84 and 26 against England in the first Test in Nottingham.
Aakash Chopra feels there is no threat to KL Rahul's place in India's Test XI as of now. (Getty/Instagram)
Aakash Chopra feels there is no threat to KL Rahul's place in India's Test XI as of now. (Getty/Instagram)
Updated on Aug 11, 2021 10:01 AM IST
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