Michael Chopra, the first British Asian to play in English Premier League was the top pick during the international draft for Kerala Blasters in the inaugural season of ISL in 2014, but somehow could not live up to the expectations
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English footballer Michael Chopra, who will turn up for Kerala Blasters in the inaugural Indian Super League, said he intends to play an important role in helping develop football in India with his contributions on and off the pitch.
The 30-year-old Michael Chopra, whose grandparents moved to England from Jalandhar in Punjab in the 1950s, has represented England at the age-group tournaments.
Michael Chopra was picked by Sachin Tendulkar-owned Kerala Blasters while ex-Paris Saint Germain player Bernard Mendy went to the Chennai franchise in the Indian Super League draft.
Michael Chopra, who has also played for a host of other Premier League clubs, was the only English player in the Indian Super League draft, which was held at a Mumbai hotel overlooking the Arabian Sea.