Indian opener Aakash Chopra remained a classical batsman in his brief international Test career. Chopra, who became a well-known cricket pundit after calling time on his international career, only represented Team India in 10 Test matches. The former India batsman never recorded a triple-digit score but the Delhi batsman notched up two half-centuries in his 19 Test innings for the Asian giants. Interestingly, both half-centuries scored by Chopra arrived in the same Test match. ,play-online-games-dream-league-soccer
Chopra, who used to open the Indian innings with legendary batsman Virender Sehwag, scored two half-centuries in the 2nd Test match of the 2003-2004 bilateral series between New Zealand and India. He was making his third appearance for India when the Sourav Ganguly-led side locked horns with New Zealand in the 2nd Test of the bilateral series contested at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali.,best-dfs-optimizer-2021
cricket-ipl-cricket-live,Chopra had only scored 73 runs from the two Test matches he played for Team India at the time. The then 26-year-old made a cautious start with Sehwag before getting into the groove in the high-scoring encounter. Chopra frustrated the Kiwi bowling unit which was spearheaded by Daryl Tuffey, Ian Butler, and Daniel Vettori.
The Indian opener scored a gritty half-century in India's 1st innings. Chopra and Sehwag added 164 runs for the first wicket in India's first essay at Mohali. While Chopra scored a patient 60 off 148 balls, Sehwag smashed a sublime 130 (225 balls) to help India post 424 in their 1st innings against New Zealand. Forced to follow on by New Zealand, India lost Sehwag for cheap in the 2nd innings. ,betfair-sportsbook-app
However, Chopra continued his sublime run as the Indian batsman scored his second career half-century which turned out to be his last 50-plus score for the Asian giants in Test cricket. Chopra scored 52 off 160 balls as India reached 136/4 before the match ended in a draw. Chopra amassed 437 runs in 10 Test matches for Team India.