Agni Chopra has created history with his performance in first-class cricket.
Agni Chopra, son of filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra and film critic and journalist Anupama Chopra did something that no other cricketer could do in the sport’s history. He became the first player in cricket history to score centuries in each of his initial four first-class games. He is playing his debut season in the Ranji Trophy for Mizoram and is already turning heads with his scintillating batting.
Agni Chopra is the FIRST ever player to score century in each of his first 4 first-class matches of career.
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) January 30, 2024
Why is Agni Chopra playing for Mizoram?
Agni originally hails from Mumbai, but he turned to the Mizoram Cricket Board to represent them in the biggest first-class tournament in India. Agni made his debut in first-class cricket against Sikkim, though Sikkim is no giant like Maharashtra or Karnataka, there was no reason to take them lightly as they have proved in the past how dangerous their bowling can be and how dependable their batting lineup is.
Mizoram’s opener Andrew Vanlalhruaia got out for a duck, creating huge pressure on Agni who was coming out to bat at no.3. Agni turned the tables quickly with his aggressive batting and put the pressure back on Sikkim.
However, he played an outstanding knock of 166 from just 179 bowls in the first innings, Mizoram fell short as he got no other batsman who could hold on the other end and stop wickets from falling. Agni continued his red-hot form and scored tons in the following games against Nagaland, Arunachal, and Meghalaya.
Agni Chopra eyeing to lead Mizoram to a victory against Hyderabad
Agni Chopra scored tons in both innings against Meghalaya earning them a win by 191 runs. No other batsman in cricket history was able to pull off something like this, scoring 5 centuries in his first eight innings is still a record that is unmatched in any first-class cricket tournament in the world. Fans will be looking forward to the Mizoram vs Hyderabad match on the 2nd Feb and all eyes will be on Agni Chopra.
Agni doesn’t crave fame from acting in Movies as most of the star kids from Bollywood do, instead, he wants to represent his country in a sport which is practically religion to the people of India. Agni Chopra is still recognized by his father’s name but that day is near when one of the best film directors in India will be overshadowed by his son’s fame.