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'It’s not going to be easy for him to start because T20 is a harder game'

Sri Lankan spin legend Muralitharan highlighted that Varun didn’t turn the ball much but still, managed to give a ‘good performance’ on his international debut.
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan: File photo(REUTERS)
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan: File photo(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 26, 2021 10:10 PM IST
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'You feel like applauding': Chopra names the ‘phenomenal’ batsman of Team India

  • "When he hits the ball, it mostly races through the gaps in the field. As long as he is at the crease, batting seems like a breeze. You feel like applauding his strokes,” Chopra said.
Aakash Chopra.(Twitter)
Aakash Chopra.(Twitter)
Updated on Jul 25, 2021 12:12 PM IST
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‘He batted in top 3 all his life, but came at No. 7 on debut’: Aakash Chopra

Former India opener Aakash Chopra was a bit surprised with Rana’s batting position. He opined that visitors displayed a sense of ‘complacency’ by making wholesale changes in the team.
File image of Aakash Chopra.(Aakash Chopra/Instagram)
File image of Aakash Chopra.(Aakash Chopra/Instagram)
Updated on Jul 24, 2021 11:58 AM IST
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Chopra says Indian batsman is on 'a slightly slippery slope' in ODI career

  • The young Indian side led by Shikhar Dhawan, have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series after recording a splendid come-from-behind victory in the second ODI.
Aakash Chopra.(BCCI/IPL)
Aakash Chopra.(BCCI/IPL)
Updated on Jul 24, 2021 07:07 AM IST
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'Just one competition if Rahul Dravid says he wants to be India's coach'

  • Fans have started speculating on Rahul Dravid becoming the head coach of the senior team in the near future.
Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka has Rahul Dravid as head coach and Shikhar Dhawan as captain. (PTI)
Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka has Rahul Dravid as head coach and Shikhar Dhawan as captain. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 23, 2021 07:21 AM IST
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'Young Indian team silenced hosts': Chopra takes dig at Ranatunga's remark

And after India's thunderous win in the first ODI, Aakash Chopra took, took a dig at Arjuna Ranatunga, who had called the Indian team a 'second-string' side.
Aakash Chopra (R) reacts to Arjuna Ranatunga's (L) remark on Team India(HT Collage)
Aakash Chopra (R) reacts to Arjuna Ranatunga's (L) remark on Team India(HT Collage)
Updated on Jul 20, 2021 11:25 AM IST
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'Viru used to be there but this player': Chopra lauds Shaw's knock in 1st ODI

  • Aakash Chopra praised the impressive Prithvi Shaw, who smashed 43 runs off just 24 balls, including nine fours, during the first India vs Sri Lanka ODI in Colombo on Sunday.
Aakash Chopra detailed the most impressive aspect of Prithvi Shaw's knock in 1st ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday.(HT Collage)
Aakash Chopra detailed the most impressive aspect of Prithvi Shaw's knock in 1st ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday.(HT Collage)
Updated on Jul 19, 2021 04:11 PM IST
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Aakash Chopra slams rumours on Bhuvneshwar's Test plans: 'Verify sources'

The chatter over Bhuvneshwar Kumar's Test cricket plans picked up pace after Kumar was not selected for India's Test tour of England and the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Aakash Chopra.(File)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Aakash Chopra.(File)
Updated on Jul 19, 2021 08:11 AM IST
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You could be super spreader: Chopra concerned about softer bubble for ENG Tests

  • ECB decided to do away with stringent bio-bubble protocols for the upcoming India-England Test series and former India cricketer Aakash Chopra remarked that if something goes wrong, it could have major repercussions on the series.
'You could be the super spreader': Aakash Chopra expresses concerns over softer bio-bubble for India-England Test series.(Instagram)
'You could be the super spreader': Aakash Chopra expresses concerns over softer bio-bubble for India-England Test series.(Instagram)
Updated on Jul 18, 2021 01:54 PM IST
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IND vs SL: Chopra explains why Chahal and Kuldeep should play together

  • Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra explained why the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav should be played together during the upcoming limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka.
Aakash Chopra (left) explained the importance of playing Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav together. (HT COLLAGE)
Aakash Chopra (left) explained the importance of playing Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav together. (HT COLLAGE)
Updated on Jul 17, 2021 12:41 PM IST
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Chopra names Indian skipper who ‘taught us a new way of captaincy’

Former India batsman and commentator Aakash Chopra has also lavished praise on the former skipper and said that MS Dhoni taught everyone a new way of captaincy.
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra(Instagram / Aakash Chopra)
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra(Instagram / Aakash Chopra)
Updated on Jul 14, 2021 07:22 AM IST
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'Nobody has the audacity to do it': Chopra on Kohli's 'in your face' attitude

  • Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra praised captain Virat Kohli's in your face' attitude.
Aakash Chopra lauds India skipper Virat Kohli's 'in your face' attitude.(HT Collage)
Aakash Chopra lauds India skipper Virat Kohli's 'in your face' attitude.(HT Collage)
Updated on Jul 13, 2021 02:41 PM IST
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Aakash Chopra tries to name India's no.4 batsman for T20 World Cup

Former India batsman and commentator Aakash Chopra gave his view regarding who he would like to pick in the team. He also admitted that it will be a tough call to make and the decision might fall into the current form of both the players.
Photo of former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra(Twitter)
Photo of former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra(Twitter)
Updated on Jul 12, 2021 10:22 AM IST
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Aakash Chopra backs ace India pacer for South Africa Tests

Former cricketer Aakash Chopra opined that the Indian team consider Bhuvneshwar’s case for the South African tour, stating that the latter’s inclusion would not be based on his performances in Sri Lanka.
File image of Aakash Chopra(Aakash Chopra/Instagram)
File image of Aakash Chopra(Aakash Chopra/Instagram)
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 05:38 PM IST
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'2021 is his year': Chopra names India batsman who 'can leave anyone behind'

  • Ahead of the start of the India vs Sri Lanka series, former batsman Aakash Chopra has listed five players from the squad who he feels could set the tournament on fire.
From Left: Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw. (Getty Images)
From Left: Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 10, 2021 01:29 PM IST
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'It would not have been a contest': Chopra reacts to Covid outbreak in SL camp

  • Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has presented his views on the Covid outbreak in the Sri Lanka camp after the start of the series has reportedly been postponed.
Former India batsman Aakash Chopra reacts the Covid outbreak in the Sri Lanka cricket team(Twitter)
Former India batsman Aakash Chopra reacts the Covid outbreak in the Sri Lanka cricket team(Twitter)
Updated on Jul 10, 2021 10:18 AM IST
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Chopra 'surprised' over India opener's change in batting position for Eng Tests

  • Aakash Chopra has expressed surprise over reports that the team management is considering KL Rahul as a middle-order batsman for the Test series against England.
File image of Aakash Chopra. (Aakash Chopra/Instagram)
File image of Aakash Chopra. (Aakash Chopra/Instagram)
Updated on Jul 08, 2021 01:49 PM IST
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'Rahul might beat Kohli in the race': Chopra selects India's openers for T20 WC

  • Aakash Chopra said the choice of India openers for T20 World Cup will perhaps boil down to a battle between Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, in which he said the latter might come out on top.
India captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul
India captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul
Published on Jul 06, 2021 10:04 AM IST
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Aakash Chopra highlights reason behind Bumrah's patchy Test form

  • Jasprit Bumrah drew a lot of flak for his performance in the final where he failed to pick even a single wicket. Bumrah did not look at his best during the match as the Kiwi batsmen managed to negate his threat.
Aakash Chopra on Jasprit Bumrah's performance in WTC final.(BCCI/AP)
Aakash Chopra on Jasprit Bumrah's performance in WTC final.(BCCI/AP)
Updated on Jul 05, 2021 08:08 PM IST
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'His brand of cricket takes the world by storm': Aakash Chopra

Chopra said while captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are the frontrunners for the post of openers in T20 World Cup, Prithvi Shaw can be considered as a wild card option.
Aakash Chopra(Instagram / Aakash Biswas)
Aakash Chopra(Instagram / Aakash Biswas)
Updated on Jul 05, 2021 01:36 PM IST
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'Afghanistan don’t have to play the World T20 qualifiers, you have to'

Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has questioned Ranatunga's remarks, stating that the Lankan side is struggling at the moment.
Aakash Chopra (R) reacts to Arjuna Ranatunga's (L) remark on Team India(HT Collage)
Aakash Chopra (R) reacts to Arjuna Ranatunga's (L) remark on Team India(HT Collage)
Updated on Jul 04, 2021 03:06 PM IST
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'Might not be in SL but is still a front-runner': Chopra on Ind's T20 WC bowlers

  • With the T20 World Cup scheduled to take place later this year, Aakash Chopra has picked out his list of bowlers that India can have in their squad for the event.
Aakash Chopra. (Aakash Chopra/Instagram)
Aakash Chopra. (Aakash Chopra/Instagram)
Published on Jul 03, 2021 09:58 AM IST
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'India might not be looking at Dhawan': Chopra predicts 4-way battle for T20 WC

  • Aakash Chopra said there are only two slots available in the Indian batting unit for the T20 World Cup and there might be a four-way battle among Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, and Shreyas Iyer.
Shikhar Dhawan(REUTERS)
Shikhar Dhawan(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 02, 2021 03:03 PM IST
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Aakash Chopra gives an interesting 'suggestion' for next WTC final venue

Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra said the team that tops the points table should have the privilege to host the summit clash, only if it’s a one-off encounter.
Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra(Twitter)
Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra(Twitter)
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 10:06 PM IST
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'Dhoni didn't let anyone feel insecure in the team, he didn't make changes'

  • Aakash Chopra concluded that the reason why India won so many big tournaments under MS Dhoni was because of the former wicketkeeper-batsman not letting the players feel insecure ahead of a big game.
A file photo of MS Dhoni (R) and Virat Kohli (L).(Getty Images)
A file photo of MS Dhoni (R) and Virat Kohli (L).(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 30, 2021 12:24 PM IST
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No Kohli among 3 Indians in Chopra's World XI to take on WTC winners NZ

  • What’s a World XI minus a surprise? There were a few in Aakash Chopra’s XI to take on WTC winners New Zealand. For starters, there was no Virat Kohli. Chopra's team however, had three Indians in it.
India captain Virat Kohli in the middle (Getty Images)(HT_PRINT)
India captain Virat Kohli in the middle (Getty Images)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 29, 2021 10:57 AM IST
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Aakash Chopra predicts India’s opening pair for England Tests

Cricketer-turned-commentator Chopra did not fail to point out that even if Gill wasn't selected, the next-in-line batsman was Mayank Agarwal and not KL Rahul.
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra(Twitter)
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra(Twitter)
Published on Jun 29, 2021 08:55 AM IST
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'What you get from Pujara, you will not get from Pant': Chopra

A fan asked if below-par performances in the England series could result at the end of the road for Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. Here's what former Indian opener Aakash Chopra replied.
Aakash Chopra speaks about Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in upcoming England Tests(HT Collage)
Aakash Chopra speaks about Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in upcoming England Tests(HT Collage)
Updated on Jun 28, 2021 01:53 PM IST
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'Shami doesn't walk into team': Chopra reveals his India pace attack for T20 WC

  • Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra spoke of India's pace unit for the upcoming T20 World Cup and presented his views on Mohammed Shami and his chances of selection at the tournament.
Photo of Indian pacer Mohammed Shami and captain Virat Kohli. (File Photo)(Twitter)
Photo of Indian pacer Mohammed Shami and captain Virat Kohli. (File Photo)(Twitter)
Updated on Jun 27, 2021 04:58 PM IST
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'Was Pant not told that his methods weren't aligned with what the team wanted?'

  • Aakash Chopra has said that Rishabh Pant’s attacking approach in India’s second innings in the WTC final had a lot to do with self-belief against the swinging ball or his attempt to do justice to his reputation of being a game-changer.
Rishabh Pant did not back down against the New Zealand bowlers. (Getty Images)
Rishabh Pant did not back down against the New Zealand bowlers. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 27, 2021 09:38 AM IST
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