Anjum Chopra becomes first Indian woman to get MCC life membership
New Delhi: Former Indian women’s Cricket team skipper Anjum Chopra on Wednesday has been conferred with an honourary life membership by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). She has become a first Indian women Cricketer to get the prestigious honour.
She has got the honour along with former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan.
What Anjum said:
- Two months back I got a mail from the Lord’s office asking me whether I would like to accept the honorary life membership of MCC.
- After I replied, they sent me an acceptance letter.
- When Zaheer’s name came up as the new MCC Life Member, I saw the list and found my name there.
- It feels good when you see the names of the Indian cricket’s legends like Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Viswanath, who have been bestowed with the honour of life membership of MCC.
- Anjum has played 12 Tests, 127 ODIs and 18 T20s in her celebrated career.
- She has hit 548 runs with 4 fifties in the longest format of the game, Tests.
- In ODIs, Anjum has claimed 2856 runs with one ton and 18 half-centuries.
Presently, Anjum works as Cricket commentator and analyst for various channels.
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