Aakash Chopra speaks about ‘Viru’ model of batting

In a current chat with Gourav Kapur, former India cricketer spoke about . Chopra recalled the moments taking part in with Sehwag and defined what ‘viru’ model of batting was.

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Chopra on Sehwag

Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra 10 Check matches for India and opened with one other Delhi cricketer Virender Sehwag. Chopra, Whereas Sehwag recorded his title as one of many most interesting Check openers for , Aakash Chopra went on to develop into a home big. Chopra’s model was fully totally different to Virender Sehwag. Talking about his batting accomplice in these matches for India, Aakash Chopra mentioned, “His (Sehwag) power is that he’s brutally sincere about what he might and couldn’t do. Even with all of the bravado and aggression and ‘Viru’ model of taking part in, you gained’t bear in mind him really taking up a bouncer. Now that’s self-discipline.”

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He additional advised Gaurav Kapur on his ‘22 Yarns’ Podcast for Spotify, Aakash Chopra additional defined how Viru used to have the right understanding of his personal recreation. “That tells you hundreds about what’s behind that exterior, that facade that we see, which is carefree, happy-go-lucky, see the ball hit the ball. He’s seen a bouncer, and he hasn’t tried it in 8,000 Check runs. In order that form of self-discipline, understanding, and conviction in his personal recreation was unbelievable.”

Chopra’s moments with Viru

Aakash Chopra recalled, “He would let you know, ‘Yaar ball zyada swing ho raha hai, aaj mera nahi chalega, tu wahi reh (ball is swinging an excessive amount of, my photographs gained’t work),’ figuring out absolutely nicely ke ‘ye meri power nai hai (as we speak shouldn’t be my day)’. See, understanding your strengths and weaknesses is essential. Figuring out what you possibly can, and extra importantly, can’t do. He knew that ‘abhi ball swing ho raha hai, phas jaunga. Chod na, abhi 5-7 over nikal jayenge to achha hello hai (Ball is swinging now, I’ll get caught. Allow us to stick out 5-7 overs within the center)’. He knew that if he stays there then he can put them to the sword.”

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Chopra additionally remembered how Sehwag used to advise him on his batting as nicely. “He would come and inform me, ‘Chopraji ye 40-40 run maar rahe ho drop ho jaoge group se. Set hone ke baad out hone se koi khelta nahi hai aage (Chopra ji, you might be scoring 40-40 scores, can be dropped from the group. Nobody stays within the group if he will get out after settling down).’ And he would additionally say the identical factor about himself,” Chopra recalled.

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