Akash Chopra is a former Indian cricketer who was born on September 19, 1977, in Agra, India. He played as a right-handed opening batsman and was known for his solid technique and defensive skills.
Chopra made his first-class debut for Delhi in 1997-98 and quickly established himself as a reliable opener. He was part of the Delhi team that won the Ranji Trophy in 2000-01 and 2007-08. In the 2003-04 season, he was the highest run-scorer in the Ranji Trophy, scoring 881 runs at an average of 58.73.
Chopra made his Test debut for India in November 2003 against New Zealand in Ahmedabad. He scored a gritty 42 in the second innings and helped India secure a draw. He went on to play 10 more Tests for India, scoring 437 runs at an average of 23.00. His highest score was 60, which he made against Australia in Nagpur in 2004.
Chopra was also part of the Indian team that toured Pakistan in 2004. He scored 97 in the first Test at Multan, which remains his highest score in Test cricket. However, he struggled for form in the remaining matches and was eventually dropped from the team.
After retiring from cricket, Chopra turned to commentary and became a popular cricket analyst. He has also written several books on cricket, including “Out of my Comfort Zone” and “The Insider”. Chopra is known for his insightful analysis and is a regular on various cricket shows and platforms.
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