Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra

He is a former Indian cricketer, who played for the Indian cricket team from late 2003 until late 2004 as a defensive opening batsman and close catcher in Test matches. Chopra’s international career started well, scoring two half-centuries against New Zealand. On the 2003–04 tour to Australia, he featured in many solid partnerships with Virender Sehwag.

Later, he had a chequered career playing well against Pakistan in the company of Sehwag. But his career ended early after he was dropped in a series at home against Australia.

Akash reinvented himself as a commentator and also as an intelligent columnist and author. He is currently with Star Sports, Sony and Sony Espn as a cricket commentator and analyst. In 2009 Chopra released Beyond the Blues: A First-Class Season Like No Other, a diary of Chopra’s 2007–08 domestic season. It was critically acclaimed. His second book was titled Out of the Blue, about Rajasthan’s victory in the Ranji Trophy. He went on to write two more books–The Insider with Espn Cricinfo in 2015 and Numbers Do Lie with Impact Index in 2017.