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Dhoni’s presence not important for 2021 WT20, India can manage without him, feels Aakash Chopra

Renowned commentator Aakash Chopra feels that team India would easily be able to manage without the presence of MS Dhoni at the World T20 next year which will take place in India. Chopra feels that India would have, by 2021, learnt to go about their business without heavily relying on Dhoni.
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newscricket16 days ago

Cannot see Shikhar Dhawan making a Test comeback anytime soon, opines Aakash Chopra

Renowned commentator Aakash Chopra has stated that he cannot envision Shikhar Dhawan making a comeback to the Test side, with the likes of Rohit, Rahul, Shaw and Agarwal all ahead of him in the pecking order. Chopra, instead, has advised Dhawan to concentrate on his white-ball career.
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newscricket17 days ago

India failed to win 2019 WC because they didn’t have a World Cup-winning team, feels Aakash Chopra

Recollecting India’s semi-final exit against New Zealand in 2019 World Cup, Aakash Chopra has opined that India didn’t win the tournament because they didn’t have a World Cup-winning team. He also compared the 2011 World Cup team with 2019 one and opined that the 2011 team was better.
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newscricket23 days ago

Players would have to battle heat and dehydration if IPL is hosted in UAE, warns Aakash Chopra

With the 2020 edition of the IPL set to be hosted in UAE, Aakash Chopra has warned the players that they would have to battle the element of heat and dehydration in the Middle East. The former opener also stated that teams like RCB, CSK and KXIP would be more suited to the conditions in UAE.
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newscricket24 days ago

Cannot see Hardik Pandya playing Australia Test series, opines Aakash Chopra

Renowned commentator and expert Aakash Chopra is of the opinion that he cannot picture any scenario in which all-rounder Hardik Pandya takes the field in the first Test against Australia at the Gabba in December. Chopra cast his doubts over Pandya’s fitness to be able to play the longest format.
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newscricketa month ago

Ben Stokes the best all-rounder in world across formats, states Aakash Chopra

Renowned pundit Aakash Chopra has picked England’s Ben Stokes, who hit an impeccable 176 on Friday versus the Windies, as the best all-rounder in world cricket across all formats. Chopra further named Shakib Al Hasan and Ravindra Jadeja as the second and third best all-rounders behind Stokes.
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newscricketa month ago

Veteran batsman Chetan Chauhan tests positive for COVID-19

Former India cricketer and Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Chetan Chauhan has tested positive for COVID-19 and his family members, already in home quarantine, will undergo tests. Reports suggest that the 72-year-old ex-cricketer has been admitted at the Sanjay Gandhi hospital in Lucknow.
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newscricketa month ago

Ajinkya Rahane was unfairly dismissed from India’s ODI setup, believes Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra has said that Ajinkya Rahane, who was India’s No.4 during the 2015 World Cup, was removed from Team India's ODI setup like a fly from milk. The Indian Test vice-captain last played an ODI in February 2018, in South Africa, where he scored a 50-ball 34 in an Indian win.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | Squad selection, not Virat Kohli, RCB’s biggest problem, believes Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra has defended Virat Kohli’s tenure as captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore stating that the management has failed to provide him with a team that can win a title. Chopra added that Kohli cannot be held accountable for the entire team selection barring a few names that he would want.
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newscricketa month ago

Pakistan are ‘okay’ team now: Aakash Chopra’s response to Shahid Afridi’s forgiveness jibe

Using stats to back up his argument, Aakash Chopra has responded to Shahid Afridi’s ‘forgiveness’ remark saying that Pakistan are an ‘okay’ team now. Chopra even went on to say that it was during Afridi’s time with the team that India started taking control of the head to head rivalry.
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