Anjum Chopra Becomes First Indian Woman Cricketer prestigious life membership of MCC :- 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 became the first Indian women, Cricketer, to be awarded this honorary award. Meanwhile, she is overall the 26th Indian Cricketer to be honoured by MCC. In 2016, Zaheer Khan and Virender Sehwag is the other Indian Cricketer to be named for the life membership of the Marleybourne Cricket Club(MCC).
Anjum expressed her desire to receive this honour in a recent interview, she told media wing “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. Then, they sent me an acceptance letter. Two days back when Zaheer’s name came up as the new MCC Life Member, I saw the list and found my name there.”
She further added that ” It’s my privilege to enter this list alongside, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and much more. It is the real honour for me.”
Anjum has a long 11-year career, where she feature in 12 Tests and 127 ODIs for India, amassing 548 and 2856 runs in both formats respectively. Anjum also became the first Indian Cricketer to play the 100 ODI.
The India’s daughter are giving the whole country every reason to smile. Earlier from 119 athletes, only two female athletes PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik who won the Silver and Bronze medal in their respective sports. And now, Anjum made the whole India proud.