Born on September 19, 1977, Aakash Chopra is a former cricketer, who played as an opening batsman in Test matches for the Indian national team from 2003 until late 2004. Aakash has pursued commentary post-retirement from competitive cricket. Aakash Chopra is known to be overly critical at times during his commentary stints, which has led to fans' scrutiny. However, his fans also love him for his straightforward comments and his trademark voice. His writes columns on Mid-Day and on Cricinfo. He takes up assignments with Star Sports, Sony and Sony Espn as a cricket commentator and analyst.
In pic: Aakash Chopra with wife Aakshi Chopra
Aakash Chopra is also a writer, his columns on cricket regularly appear on Mid-Day. 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 published by Harper Collins. It was critically acclaimed and Suresh Menon of Cricinfo wrote that it was "the best book written by an Indian Test cricketer". In November 2011, his second book was published by Harper Collins 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. Harper Collins has published all his work thus far
In pic: Aakash Chopra with wife Aakshi Chopra
Aakash Chopra married Aakshi Mathur on December 2, 2009. The lovely couple has two daughters as well. Aakash Chopra recently was in the news when he posted a picture of a 7 lakh food bill that he paid at a restaurant in Jakarta.
In pic: Aakash Chopra with Aakshi Chopra holidaying in Dubai
Aakash Chopra posted this picture with his wife Aakshi, captioned, "Happy Morning from the Chopra’s #picoftheday #love #life #instagood #instalove"
Aakash Chopra shared this picture with wife Aakshi, captioned, "Naughtiness Personified @aakshichopra #picoftheday #family #love #life #instagood"
Aakash Chopra shared this picture with wife Aakshi, while they were on a vacation in Bali. He wrote, "Who won the battle between Bali and Sugriva ??? Ok sorry...PJ alert ?? @aakshichopra #ILoveBali #holidayfun #memories #picoftheday"
Another picture from the couple's vacataion in Bali, Aakash Chopra captioned, "Hello BFF"
Aakash Chopra posted this picture, taken while his wife was caught napping on a flight. He wrote, "About last night...1.30am flight ???? Destination Hong Kong"
Aakash Chopra shared this picture with his wife and daughter from a wedding, he captioned, "About last night"
Aakash Chopra shared this picture after a busy commentary stint in the IPL. He wrote, "Yes, IPL is over #reunited @aakshichopra #love #familia #morningdate"
Aakash Chopra posted this picture, captioned, "A picture speaks a thousand words...in this case...emotions #miyanbiwi #mrsandmr"
Aakash Chopra posted this picture with a flirtatious caption, which read "Chalti hai kya 9 se 12??? #wifelife #eveningstroll #babiesintow"
Aakash Chopra posted this picture with wife Aakshi, post a lunch date. He wrote, "Yesterday's Lunch Date with My Best Mate... #Happy #ItalianFood"
Aakash Chopra posted this picture from the hospital, after the arrival of his second child, He wrote, "When the hospital goes that extra yard to make it more special.... #ParentsAgain #Mumbai"
Aakash Chopra posted this picture with his wife Aakshi and Zaheer Khan, from the launch event of his book 'Numbers Do Lie'. He captioned, "From Yesterday #NumbersDoLie"
Aakash Chopra and Aakshi Chopra looked royal at a Punjabi wedding. Aakash Chopra hashtagged, "#Throwback #PunjabiWedding #Delhi"
Aakash Chopra shared this throwback picture from his U-19 cricket days, He wrote, "Can you spot me in this pic?"
Aakash Chopra posted this picture with his pretty wife Aakshi, from the launch event of his book Numbers Do Lie. He wrote, "And it's OUT #NumbersDoLie"
Aakash Chopra shared this beautiful collage with his wife Aakshi on her birthday. He wrote, "Happy Birthday, Life aka Wife"
Aakash Chopra shared this picture with his wife Aakshi on their vacation in Sri Lanka, He wrote, "Beauty and The Beast #Hikkaduwa #SriLanka"
Former cricketer Aakash Chopra is rocking on TV these days as a commentator for most of India's cricket matches. On his 41st birthday today, we take a look at the life he leads behind the camera with his wife Aakshi Chopra, children and parents. (All pictures courtesy/ Aakash Chopra Instagram)
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