Watch Video: When 'bowler' Aakash Chopra hurt Brett Lee with his bouncer

May 18, 2016, 12:32 IST | mid-day Correspondent

Former cricketers Aakash Chopra and Brett Lee may be on the same team now -- they are co-commentator for IPL 9 -- but they rekindled their rivalry for a while recently.

The duo relived their 2003-04 encounters from India's tour of Australia as they had faced each other again, only this time it was the corridors of a sports channel's office.

Brett Lee and Aakash Chopra enjoy a game of cricket in between commentating on the IPL 9
Brett Lee and Aakash Chopra enjoy a game of cricket in between commentating on the IPL 9

Former India opener Aakash faced Lee's bowling first and showed his technical acumen was still sharp as he played with a straight bat and even dodged a Lee bouncer easily. Lee eventually got him bowled.

Aakash then took the ball and managed to hit Brett in his ribs with a bouncer that the former Australian pacer failed to dodge.


The video went viral awhen the Indian commentator posted it on his Facebook page and has seen over 13 thousand people reacting to it on the social media platform. 


It was the fourth Test of the 2003-04 Indian tour of Australia at Sydney and the teams were level on one win each. 

Indian openers, Virender Sehwag and Aakash Chopra added 98 runs for the first wicket before lunch. Pacer Brett Lee almost got a breakthrough, but he had Chopra caught off a no-ball once and the next ball saw him get Chopra to edge to the gully, only to have Simon Katich drop the chance. This proved to be a turning point for Lee, as Sehwag snatched 18 runs off him, a couple of overs later.

After lunch, Sehwag was caught behind for 72 (123 for 1) by Jason Gillespie. A short while after, Lee earned Chopra's wicket with a yorker, after softening him up with a bouncer. Chopra fell on 45, and the score was 128/2. 

Tendulkar scored an unbeaten 241 and VVS Laxman 178 as the match ended in a draw.

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