At 43, Aakash Chopra is a charmer and die-hard romantic for wife Aakshi

Updated: 19 September, 2020 09:11 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Born on September 19, 1977, in Agra, 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. 

    In picture: Aakash Chopra with wife Aakshi Chopra

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    Aakash Chopra made his Test debut for Team India on October 8, 2003 vs New Zealand.

    In picture: Aakash Chopra with wife Aakshi Chopra

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    Aakash Chopra has played 10 Tests for India and scored 437 runs at an average of 23. With two fifties, Chopra's top score is 60.

    In picture: Aakash Chopra with wife Aakshi Chopra

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    Aakash Chopra has played 162 first-class cricket matches and scored 10,839 runs at an average of 45.35. He has 29 centuries and 53 fifties in first-class with a top score of 301*

    In picture: Aakash Chopra with wife Aakshi Chopra during a vacation in Sri Lanka

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    Aakash Chopra is a triple Ranji Trophy title winner - twice with Rajasthan and once with Delhi.

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    Aakash Chopra has played 21 Twenty20 matches and scored 334 runs at an average of 18.55. His top score is 72*.

    In picture: Aakash Chopra with wife Aakshi Chopra

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    Aakash Chopra was also part of the IPL and played in 2008 and 2009 as part of the Kolkata Knight Riders team. He returned in IPL 4 as part of team Rajasthan Royals.

    In picture: Aakash Chopra with wife Aakshi Chopra during a holiday in Bali

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    In his IPL career, Aakash Chopra played 7 matches and scored 53 runs averaging at 8.83 with a top score of 24.

    In picture: Aakash Chopra with Aakshi Chopra holidaying in Dubai

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    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.

    In picture: Aakash Chopra with Aakshi Chopra holidaying in Bali

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    Aakash Chopra is also a writer and his columns on cricket appear in Mid-Day quite frequently. 

    In picture: Aakash Chopra with wife Aakshi Chopra on a date after IPL

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    In 2009, Aakash 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. 

    In picture: Aakash Chopra with wife Aakshi Chopra on a flight to Hong Kong

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    In November 2011, Aakash Chopra's second book was published by Harper Collins and was titled Out of the Blue. It was based on Rajasthan's title victory at the Ranji Trophy. 

    In picture: Aakash Chopra with wife Aakshi Chopra and daughter at a wedding.

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    Aakash Chopra had two more books that were published later - The Insider released in 2015 and Numbers Do Lie released in 2017.

    In picture: Aakash Chopra with wife Aakshi Chopra

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    Aakash Chopra married Aakshi Mathur on December 2, 2009. The lovely couple has two daughters as well.

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    In picture: Aakash Chopra with wife Aakshi Chopra on one of their many lunch dates

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    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"

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    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"

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    Aakash Chopra and Aakshi Chopra looked royal at a Punjabi wedding. Aakash Chopra hashtagged, "#Throwback #PunjabiWedding #Delhi"

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    Aakash Chopra shared this throwback picture from his U-19 cricket days, He wrote, "Can you spot me in this pic?"

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    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"

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    Aakash Chopra shared this beautiful collage with his wife Aakshi on her birthday. He wrote, "Happy Birthday, Life aka Wife"

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About The Gallery

Former cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra is rocking as every year passes by. On his 43rd birthday today, we take a look at the life he leads behind the microphone and camera with his wife Aakshi Chopra, children and parents. (All pictures courtesy/ Aakash Chopra Instagram)

First Published: 19 September, 2018 20:30 IST