Aakash Chopra has quickly made a name for himself in the broadcasting realm after he put a full stop to his playing career. The Delhi cricketer even managed to break into the Indian Test side, playing 10 Test matches, averaging 23.00 across 19 innings as he scored 437 runs with a highest score of 60. Although he couldn’t get back into the national team after that, he continued his run-scoring in domestic cricket, ending his first-class career with over 10,800 runs. Now as a loved cricket analyst and author, Chopra has become a household name in cricket loving families.
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Although he is usually on point with his analysis and picks, the 43-year-old mistakenly picked SRH captain David Warner as an overseas starting option for RCB. When netizens pointed out that Warner in fact plays for the Orange Army, he was quick to apologize and said that he meant Glenn Maxwell. “Of course, Maxwell for Warner. Typo* Apologies,” he wrote. In one of Chopra’s videos, he also showed Sheldon Jackson as an overseas option for Kolkata Knight Riders even as Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was listed as a domestic player.
Part of the commentary team for IPL 2021
Chopra will be part of the commentary team for IPL 2021. Apart from the players, even the broadcasters, support staff and match officials will have to undergo mandatory quarantine as the tournament happens amid strict bio-security bubble. The Agra-born former cricketer is also undergoing quarantine and will be on air for the host broadcasters setup.