Anjum Chopra becomes first Indian woman cricketer to receive MCC life membership
Posted on:10 Sep 2016 09:49:46
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10 September 2016 Current Affairs: Former Indian women’s cricket team captain Anjum Chopra in the first week of September 2016 was awarded an honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
Chopra is presented with the honour along with former men’s team stalwarts Zaheer Khan and Virender Sehwag.
With this, Chopra became the first Indian woman cricketer to get the prestigious life membership of MCC.
Anjum Chopra : Anjum Chopra is a left-handed batswoman who bowls right-arm medium-fast. She has played in 12 Tests and 116 ODIs.
She played her first friendly match with college girls team at the inter college level scoring 20 runs and taking 2 wickets. Later the same year, she was selected to play for New Delhi in the under−15 tournament.On 12 February 1995, she made her debut in One-day Internationals in the early age of 17 against New Zealand at Christchurch, New Zealand.She made her debut in Test cricket a few months later, against England at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 17 November 1995.
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