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Aakash Chopra.(Twitter)

Chopra names India's keeper among Pant, Rahul and Kishan for England T20s

PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 03:08 PM IST
  • Pant’s re-entry in the shortest format and Kishan’s arrival means Virat Kohli will be spoilt for choices while selecting the wicketkeeper-batsman for India in the first T20I at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
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File image of Suryakumar Yadav.(Twitter)
File image of Suryakumar Yadav.(Twitter)

‘His bat did the talking’: Chopra lauds India batsman for breaking into T20 side

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 12:24 PM IST
In a tweet last year, Shastri had asked Suryakumar to remain "strong" and "patient". Well, finally, the patience and hard work for the Mumbai batsman has paid off.
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India's Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer, right, celebrate(AP)
India's Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer, right, celebrate(AP)

'A question mark over his career now': Chopra on India batsman after T20 snub

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 10:22 AM IST
Aakash Chopra said there is a question mark on Manish Pandey's career after was not named in India’s squad for the five-match T20I series against England starting March 12.
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India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates with teammates after taking a wicket during the 4th day of first cricket test match between India and England, at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium ,in Chennai(PTI)
India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates with teammates after taking a wicket during the 4th day of first cricket test match between India and England, at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium ,in Chennai(PTI)

'India should add him ASAP': Chopra names two new spinners for England Tests

UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 07:47 AM IST
Former India opener Aakash Chopra wants India to make changes to their XI after losing the first Test to England in Chennai. Chopra named two spinners for the second and third Test of the four-match series.
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Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra(Twitter)
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra(Twitter)

Aakash Chopra names the England bowler India ‘have to be wary of’

PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 09:51 AM IST
In his latest video, Chopra said that Anderson is a kind of bowler who may not be as fast as his younger days but has the ability to take wickets.
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Photo of former Indian opener Aakash Chopra (L) and CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (R)(HT Collage)
Photo of former Indian opener Aakash Chopra (L) and CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (R)(HT Collage)

'Time for CSK to shed their ‘Dad’s Army’ tag', says Aakash Chopra

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:25 PM IST
Speaking on Star Sports’ IPL retention special program, Chopra suggested that the 3-time title winners need to amend their strategy before heading into next season
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Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne reaches to hit the ball during play on day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.(AP)
Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne reaches to hit the ball during play on day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.(AP)

‘Creating an image of India chickening out’: Former India opener Aakash Chopra slams Australian media

By hindustantimes.com | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:58 AM IST
Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra slammed Australia media and said that they are creating an image as if Indian team is scared to play the Australian team at the Gabba. Describing the Aussie media as the “12th man”, Chopra said that an image is being created as if the Indian team is “chickening out” of the Brisbane Test.
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File photo of former India captain Kapil Dev(Getty Images)
File photo of former India captain Kapil Dev(Getty Images)

Happy Birthday Kapil Dev: Kohli, Sachin, BCCI and others wish former Indian captain on his 62nd birthday

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:18 PM IST
Wishes pour in on social media as 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev celebrates his 62nd birthday today.
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MS Dhoni was names captain of the ICC T20 Team of the Decade(Getty Images)
MS Dhoni was names captain of the ICC T20 Team of the Decade(Getty Images)

‘Neither has India won anything nor has Dhoni done that well in T20Is’: Aakash Chopra questions MS Dhoni’s inclusion in ICC T20I Team of the Decade

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 07:45 AM IST
Former India batsman Aakash Chopra has said he was surprised by Dhoni’s selection in the ICC T20I team of the decade and ‘intrigued’ by the exclusion of Jos Buttler.
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Mayank Agarwal and Pirthvi Shaw opened for India in Adelaide but the latter’s poor run might force the visitors to make a change at the top.(BCCI)
Mayank Agarwal and Pirthvi Shaw opened for India in Adelaide but the latter’s poor run might force the visitors to make a change at the top.(BCCI)

‘My vote’s with him’: Aakash Chopra names Prithvi Shaw’s replacement, picks between Shubman Gill and KL Rahul for 2nd Test

By hindustantimes.com | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 07:41 AM IST
India vs Australia: Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has opined that the visitors should choose the one who does not have a cluttered mind. In his latest analysis video ‘Aakashvani’, Chopra gave his vote to KL Rahul for the opener’s slot, suggesting that there might be no place for Shaw in the playing XI.
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File image of Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha.(File)
File image of Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha.(File)

India vs Australia: ‘Atmosphere has been wrongly created that Rishabh Pant is a bad keeper, and Wriddhiman Saha cannot bat,’ says Aakash Chopra

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 02:04 PM IST
India vs Australia: After losing the first Test in Adelaide, the Indian team is expected to make a few changes in the batting line-up. One of that would be replacing wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha with Rishabh Pant.
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India vs Australia: ‘The pair is already ready’, Aakash Chopra names Indian bowlers who can rock a ‘weak’ Australian top-order

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 02:00 PM IST
Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra feels that the current Indian bowling attack is lethal enough to trouble the Australian top order.
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LBW or caught? Maybe neither. Shubman Gill’s dismissal in warm-up match against Australia A raises doubts

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 11:34 AM IST
Indians vs Australia A: At first, it appeared that Shubman Gill was given out leg before wicket but the scorecard suggested that he was actually given out caught. That’s where the confusion started.
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Ishan Kishan(Twitter)
Ishan Kishan(Twitter)

‘Let’s be honest, they’re not far’: Aakash Chopra backs two dynamic batsmen to make debuts in England series

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 07:40 AM IST
The players whom Aakash Chopra envisions playing for India in the limited-overs leg against England are Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan, the Mumbai Indians duo who missed the ticket to Australia.
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A victorious Indian team after winning the T20 series.(Getty Images)
A victorious Indian team after winning the T20 series.(Getty Images)

‘He came into this series with a reputation’: Aakash Chopra feels India batsman ‘wasn’t able to live up to expectations’ against Australia

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 02:01 PM IST
India vs Australia: Despite wrapping up the T20Is, a few concerns remain, the biggest being India’s middle order, especially the No. 4 and No. 5.
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File image of Hardik Pandya(Getty Images)
File image of Hardik Pandya(Getty Images)

‘Even MS Dhoni needed Yuvraj Singh’: Aakash Chopra feels India need more than one finisher, says Hardik Pandya alone can’t win matches

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:35 PM IST
India vs Australia: Aakash Chopra believes India need a player who can support Hardik Pandya in death overs.
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Aakash Chopra.(BCCI/IPL)
Aakash Chopra.(BCCI/IPL)

‘He has even lost his spot in Test cricket’: Aakash Chopra reckons Rishabh Pant needs ‘to be ‘harsh on himself’ for a strong comeback

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 10:18 AM IST
Pant’s inclusion may have had added to the strength of India’s batting but his inconsistency forced the selectors to take a strong call.
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Aakash Chopra.(Twitter)
Aakash Chopra.(Twitter)

India vs Australia: ‘He should get the nod ahead of KL Rahul’, Aakash Chopra names Virat Kohli’s replacement in last three Tests

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 03:57 PM IST
After leading the side in the series opener in Adelaide, skipper Virat Kohli will return home for the birth of his first child.
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Aakash Chopra.(BCCI/IPL)
Aakash Chopra.(BCCI/IPL)

‘I am going slightly radical’’: Aakash Chopra leaves out Shreyas Iyer from his playing XI for first T20I

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 11:03 AM IST
India made some changes for the final ODI in Canberra and the gamble paid off as India won the match by 13 runs. Now it is also likely that the team management could again make some changes for the first T20I.
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Photo of Aakash Chopra (L) and Indian captain Virat Kohli (R)(Twitter)
Photo of Aakash Chopra (L) and Indian captain Virat Kohli (R)(Twitter)

India vs Australia: ‘All-rounders won’t help’, Aakash Chopra points out the problem with Team India

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has opined that the inability of bowlers to pick wickets in the beginning is a bigger concern for the Indian team than the lack of an all-rounders in the lineup.
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Aakash Chopra.(Twitter)
Aakash Chopra.(Twitter)

If he doesn’t fire, things change a little for India: Aakash Chopra makes his prediction for first ODI

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 07:04 PM IST
Team India will have some tough choices to make when picking the playing XI as several players are knocking on the door for a starting place.
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The new guidelines – termed ‘Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution’- will remain in force from December 1 to December 31.(AP file photo)
The new guidelines – termed ‘Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution’- will remain in force from December 1 to December 31.(AP file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Under MHA’s new Covid guidelines, night curfews allowed but lockdown needs Centre’s approval

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 05:19 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Aakash Chopra.(BCCI/IPL)
Aakash Chopra.(BCCI/IPL)

‘He can even score a double hundred in ODIs’: Aakash Chopra wants 28-year-old batsman to open for Team India in Australia

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 05:43 PM IST
There will be a void at the top of the order. Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and Sanju Samson will be fighting out for an openers spot in the team.
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Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra(Twitter)
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra(Twitter)

Aakash Chopra picks 5 players whom Delhi Capitals should retain in IPL 2021

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times. New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 11:01 PM IST
As the next IPL season is a few months away, former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has picked five players DC should retain for 2021 if the mega-auctions take place.
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Prithvi Shaw and Aakash Chopra.(PTI/Twitter)
Prithvi Shaw and Aakash Chopra.(PTI/Twitter)

‘Even if he gets out hitting, it does not matter’: Aakash Chopra not happy with the ‘my way or highway’ attitude of Prithvi Shaw

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 05:21 PM IST
Prithvi Shaw was criticised by former India opener Aakash Chopra for losing his wicket early and putting pressure on other batsmen. He finished the season with just 228 runs which came at an average of 17.53.
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Aakash Chopra on Dinesh Karthik.(BCCI/PTI)
Aakash Chopra on Dinesh Karthik.(BCCI/PTI)

‘You win four of your first seven matches’: Aakash Chopra questions if Dinesh Karthik really gave up KKR captaincy

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 01:05 PM IST
The decision has been talked about for more than a month and with KKR failing to qualify for the playoffs, the scrutiny has increased even more.
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File image of Mumbai Indians.(PTI)
File image of Mumbai Indians.(PTI)

‘They won’t be able to retain everyone’: Aakash Chopra says big auctions might ‘change story’ for Mumbai Indians

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 03:56 PM IST
So, going forward, do MI really need to change anything in their plans for the next season? Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra said in his latest Youtube video that the big auction might change the story for the five-time champions.
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Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul(Twitter)
Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul(Twitter)

‘KL Rahul must take a bit of blame as KXIP were unable to find an ideal XI’, says Aakash Chopra

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 07:07 PM IST
Under Rahul’s leadership, KXIP lost six out of first seven games. Later, they bounced back with five wins on a row and then lost the last two matches in league phase, failing to make it to the playoffs.
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File image of Aakash Chopra.(File)
File image of Aakash Chopra.(File)

‘He played almost all matches, but form was not seen at all’: Aakash Chopra names RCB’s ‘biggest disappointment’ of IPL 2020

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:53 PM IST
Speaking in a video uploaded on his Facebook page, Aakash Chopra said that Finch was given too many chances by RCB, unlike other overseas players like Moeen Ali.
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Aakash Chopra and MS Dhoni.(BCCI/ PTI)
Aakash Chopra and MS Dhoni.(BCCI/ PTI)

‘It would be beneficial for them’: Aakash Chopra explains why CSK should release MS Dhoni before IPL mega auction

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 02:08 PM IST
Chennai Super Kings were not at their best in IPL 2020 as they finished the season without qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in their history. They languished at the bottom of the table for most part of the season before three wins at the last lifted them to seventh place.
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