Meet Agni Chopra: Vidhu Vinod Chopra & Anupama’s Son Who's Taken Indian Domestic Cricket By Storm

Meet Agni Chopra: Vidhu Vinod Chopra & Anupama’s Son Who's Taken Indian Domestic Cricket By Storm

Representing Mizoram in Ranji Trophy 2023-24, Agni registered his fifth century of the season against Meghalaya in Plate Group match at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in Anand, Gujarat.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 10:14 PM IST
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Agni Chopra | Credits: Instagram/Agni Chopra

Agni Chopra, son of '12th fail' director Vidhu Vinod Chopra and film journalist Anupama Chopra, has been making waves in the ongoing season of the Ranji Trophy, India's premier domestic tournament. Agni is grabbing the attention of the selectors with his impressive performances in Ranji Trophy 2023-24.

Recently, Agni Chopra grabbed headlines after scripting the world record in first-class cricket history. The 25-year-old became the first player to score five centuries in four first-class matches. Representing Mizoram in Ranji Trophy 2023-24, Agni registered his fifth century of the season against Meghalaya in Plate Group match at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in Anand, Gujarat.

He played a brilliant innings of 105 runs off just 90 balls, consisting of 13 fours and 4 sixes. His incredible form was instrumental in helping Mizoram post a total of 359 runs in the first innings. In the following innings, Agni slammed 101 off 71 balls at an impressive strike rate of 142.25.

Agni Chopra kicked off his debut first-class match in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2023-24 on a brilliant note, scoring 166 and 92 against Sikkim. Since then, he has been consistently performing well in four first-class matches thus far.

Interestingly, Agni Chopra is playing his debut Ranji Trophy season and has already shown the glimpses of his talent, thus making his mark in the India's prestigious tournament.

Agni Chopra seems to be following the path of Vedaant Madhavan, son of popular Indian actor R Madhavan who has been exceling well in swimming. Being passionate cricketer, Agni will make to big in sport through his consistent performances in domestic cricket, where he is already thriving.

Agni Chopra represented Mumbai at age-group level

Before moving to Mizoram, Agni Chopra played for Mumbai Cricket team at age-group level. The 25-year-old was consistent performer through age-groups for Mumbai, participating in all major tournaments, including Cooch Behar Trophy and Vinoo Mankad Trophy.

However, failing to get opportunities to play for Mumbai senior team, Agni Chopra decided to move to Mizoram. With Mizoram, Agni made quick strides in senior domestic cricket.

Agni Chopra made his domestic debut for Mizoram in Vijay Hazare Trophy this year, where he scored 174 runs, including a half-century, at an average of 28.85 in seven matches. In Syed Mushtaq Trophy 2023, the right-handed batter amassed 234 runs, including 234 runs, including two half-centuries, at an average of 33.42 and an impressive strike rate of 150.96 in seven matches.

The talented batter has already made his name on domestic circuit with his impressive performances in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2023-24 season.

Agni Chopra nearing 1000 runs in Ranji Trophy 2023-24

Agni Chopra is leading run-getter in the ongoing season of the Ranji Trophy, amassing 767 runs, including five centuries, at an impressive average of 95.88 and a strike rate of 111.81 in 8 innings.

Following his brilliant debut against Sikkim, where scored 258 runs across two innings. Agni Chopra carried his excellent form into Round 2 Plate match against Nagaland. In the first innings, he clobbered 164 off 150 balls, comprising 21 fours and 3 sixes. However, the left-handed batter was dismissed for 15 runs in the second innings.

In the next match against Arunachal Pradesh, Agni played a splendid innings of 114 off 87 balls, a knock that consisted 18 fours and 2 sixes in the first innings. In the second innings, he was run out for 10. However, Mizoram won the match.

Agni Chopra's red-form continued as he amassed 206 runs across two innings, helping his team earn the second win of the season.

If Agni carries his current form into Mizoram's final Plate match against Hyderabad, the 25-year-old is all probability to complete 1000 runs in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season.

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