Recently, renowned film director Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 12th Fail was released on the OTT platform, Hotstar, starring Vikrant Massey and others. Unlike Senior Chopra, his son, Agni Dev Chopra is pursuing his cricket career, currently playing for the Ranji Trophy plate group team, Mizoram. Previously, Junior Chopra was part of the Mumbai U19 and U23 teams but was only warming the bench.
Agni is the highest run-getter in the Plate Group of the tournament with 767 runs in four games, averaging 95.87 including five hundreds. Meanwhile, the left-handed batter said that, unlike his father, movies were never his passion.“Movies were never my passion,” he declared to PTI, his focus laser-sharp on the crease.
After not being able to make it to the Mumbai U19 and U23, the 25-year-old decided to move to the Mizoram team. The move has paid off in the ongoing season with scores of 166 and 92, 164, 114, 105 and 101. He added that despite the comments from people, it's the performance that matters at the end of the day.
“People will say what they have to say,” he counters, “but at the end of the day, it’s your performance.” His sights are set on leading Mizoram to the Plate Group finals, guaranteeing a spot in the Elite division next year.
I wanted to be picked based on my pedigree: Agni Dev Chopra
Talking about his IPL 2024 snub, he said that he might not be good enough but wants to be picked for his pedigree and not through his nepotistic shortcuts.
“Maybe I’m not good enough,” he admits, shunning nepotistic shortcuts. “I want to be picked based on my pedigree, not because of anything else.”
His father’s advice echoes in his words: “Be the best cobbler if that’s your calling.” This mantra translates into relentless hard work, a quality he admires in both his parents.