Nikhil Chopra Wife, Age, Teams, Stats, Match Fixing, Record, Commentary

Published on: Apr 20, 2020 6:31 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 16, 2024 5:59 pm IST

Nikhil Chopra is a former cricketer who was considered as a one-day specialist and a handy lower-order batsman. He represented India in 39 One Day Internationals (ODI) and played only a single Test match where he went wicketless against the West Indies.

Date of Birth 26 December 1973
Height 5 feet 11 inches
Wife  Nupur Rastogi Chopra
Birthplace Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

He was relatively more successful in the shorter format of the game as he picked up 46 wickets and also scored some valuable runs at an average of 15.50, including the highest score of 61. That’s the reason he was picked up for Indian squad for the 1999 World Cup.

Chopra failed to emulate the good start with the Indian team. After clocking his best-figure of 5/21 against West Indies in only the third game, he lacked the consistency to warrant a regular spot in the Indian team. He was dropped from the Indian team after a disastrous Asia Cup in Sri Lanka. He is now a cricket expert.

Role: Right-Arm off-spinner, right-handed lower-order batsman


Birth Place:
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
School: Air Force Bal Bharti School (AFBBS)
College: Delhi University
Educational Qualifications: Graduate

Father: NA
Mother: NA
Sister: NA
Brother: NA
Coach/Mentor: NA
Religion: Hinduism
Address: New Delhi, India

Cricket Career

International Debut
Test: vs South Africa at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Mar 02, 2000

ODI: vs Kenya at Captain Roop Singh Stadium, May 28, 1998

Major Teams: India, Central Zone, India A, India B, India Seniors, North Zone, Rest of India, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh

Nikhil Chopra Stats

As mentioned above, his best bowling figure came against West Indies in 1999, where he picked up 5 wickets for just 21 runs and helped India defend 225 runs. His highest score of 61 runs also came in the One Dayers.

Hobbies: Golf, Tennis, Riding Bikes

Favourite Cricketers: Kapil Dev

Favourite Sportspersons: Pete Sampras and Kapil Dev

Favourite Food: Rajma Chawal, and Chicken Biryani

Favourite Actors: Sonali Bendre

Favourite Films: NA

Nikhil Chopra Wife

Nupur Rastogi Chopra is the wife of Nikhil Chopra.

Nikhil Chopra Match fixing

Nikhil Chopra found himself entangled in the match-fixing scandal which hit Indian cricket in the late 90s. But in 2001, the BCCI’s disciplinary committee absolved him from charges of being involved in the match-fixing scandal.

Lesser known facts

Nikhil Chopra rumoured to have dated the then Bollywood heartthrob Sonali Bendre for a brief period.

Nikhil Chopra was once a professional Tennis player in the Indian domestic circuit.

Nikhil Chopra is also good at Golf. He said he was introduced to the game by Ajay Jadeja.


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