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Anjum Chopra receives MCC Membership

09 Sep 2016 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
Life and career of Anjum Chopra

Anjum Chopra received an honorary lifetime membership of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

She became the first Indian woman cricketer to receive the membership.

Honoured with membership, she said that it feels good to see her name alongside the biggest names of the game.

Along with Chopra, former cricketers Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan also received the MCC memberships.

In context: Life and career of Anjum Chopra

International debutAnjum Chopra

Anjum Chopra is a former Indian woman cricketer. She is a left-handed bats-woman and bowls right-arm medium fast.

In February 1995, she made her ODI debut at the age of 17 against England. In the same year she also made her test debut against England.

She won her first 'player of the series' award in her second series itself.

CareerRecords and achievements of Anjum Chopra

Anjum Chopra became the first Indian woman player to score a century in an ODI match.

She was appointed as the captain of the Indian women's cricket team in 2002 and white-washed England team 5-0 in a home series.

She is also the first Indian captain to win a test series overseas.

Anjum is the first woman cricketer to commentate on men's cricket matches.

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Awards and honours

Anjum Chopra was presented with the Arjuna Award in 2007. She was also honoured with India's fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri in 2014.
Marylebone Cricket Club

AboutMarylebone Cricket Club

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is a cricket cub in London. It was founded in 1787.

The club has about 23000 members. However, the club awards some finest cricketers in the world with lifetime honorary memberships.

Vivian Richards, Bishen Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, Jonty Rhodes and Muttiah Muralitharan are few of the cricketers who have received honorary memberships from MCC.

09 Sep 2016Anjum Chopra receives MCC Membership