Ganguly got the injured Akash Chopra fielded, the former batsman narrated the pain

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Bangalore: The former Indian team opener (Aakash Chopra) is doing commentary. Day-Night Test is being played between India and Sri Lanka with pink ball in Bangalore. During the commentary in this match, Aakash Chopra shared an old story. He told that he got hurt once while fielding. Even after this, the Indian captain of that time did not let him out of the field. This incident is from 2003-04. The Indian team had gone to Australia for the Test series at that time. The last match of the series was played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Aakash Chopra was also part of the team in this match. He injured his ankle while fielding at silly point in the match. He was in a lot of pain and told the captain Sourav Ganguly that I was in pain. If I want to go out of the field, then Ganguly said on this that what do you need. Aakash Chopra narrated the incident after Mayank Agarwal suffered an injury in the Test against Sri Lanka. He further told that Ganguly had said that why do you have to go out, this is your last match. India had to play the ODI series after that and Chopra was not a part of that team. Ganguly told him – you don’t have to play ODIs and Pakistan tour is after a long time. You’ll be fine, keep fielding. Akash Chopra obeyed the captain and did not go out of the field. Let us tell you that in which Sachin Tendulkar played an innings of 241 runs. He had not played a shot in cover even once during his innings. The Indian team had scored 705 runs in the first innings of this match. Now this match was a draw.

[Attribution to NBT]

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