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Owzat! Indian cricket ace visits Rydal Penrhos

Aakash Chopra toured the school and took part in a Q&A

Posted by Julian Owen | March 14, 2018 | Sports & Leisure

An Indian cricket legend and TV analyst has paid a special visit to Rydal Penrhos.

Aakash Chopra, who was part of the legendary India team that also featured Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag, visited the school earlier this month.

During his stay, Aakash was given a guided tour of the impressive facilities at Rydal Penrhos by Deputy Head Tim Cashell, before enjoying the new Holroyd Howe catering provision at the school during lunch.

A number of the most talented cricketers then got the chance to ask the former international a variety of questions during a 45-minute question and answer session, where Aakash discussed topics including reparation, altering his batting style during India games and picking out his all-time world XI.

Tim Cashell, said: “It was a real privilege to have Aakash here for a visit, which I know our aspiring cricketers got a great deal out of. To hear firsthand from someone that played for arguably the most talented Indian team in history is an incredible honour and invaluable in terms of their overall development. Aakash offered some great advice on things such as preparing the right way, training methods and mentally readying yourself for a big occasion, so hopefully it will stand them in good stead ahead of the new season, which promises to bring with it a great deal of individual and team success.”

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