The Indian Cricketer Anjum Chopra has brought another proud moment for India. The 39-year-old Indian women Cricketer will be awarded the life membership of the Marleybourne Cricket Club(MCC).
Anjum said she was humbled by the honour. “It is a great recognition, and to become the first woman from the country to have received it, I am really humbled. It is an honour for women’s cricket in India. I view it as responsibility, a good responsibility that too, to take the sport forward in the country,” she said.
Cricketers Zaheer Khan and Virender Sehwag were also honoured with MCC membership recently. Anjum, who made her international debut at 17, played 12 Tests, 127 ODIs and 18 T20Is. A left-handed batswoman, she has 548 runs in Tests, 2856 runs in ODIs which included a century against England at Northampton in 1999.
Anjum, who was honoured alongside Sehwag, has been enjoying her stint as the television commentator. “Since her retirement as a player in 2012, her voice has become familiar to millions across the world in her current role as a commentator on the Indian Premier League (IPL),” the MCC stated while announcing her membership.