Anjum Chopra

Indian Women Cricket Team Player & Commentator | Padma Shri & Arjuna Awardee


An Indian cricket commentator, and former Indian Cricket Team player, Anjum Chopra was the first woman to score 1,000 runs in ODIs for India and played a pivotal role in several historic victories for the team. She made a name for herself in the male-dominated sport in the country and was recognized as the face of women's cricket in India.  

Anjum’s leadership skills came to the fore when she was appointed Vice Captain of the Indian team for the 2000 ESPNcricinfo World Cup. With standout performances and on-point captaincy, she led India to memorable victories, including a whitewash win over England and a historic Test win in South Africa. Her tenure as captain saw India reach new heights in women's cricket, culminating in a runner-up finish at the 2005 World Cup in South Africa.

As a left-handed batter and right-arm medium-pace bowler, Anjum's on-field exploits speak volumes about her talent and determination. Her debut in international cricket at the age of 17 marked the beginning of a remarkable career that spanned 12 Tests, 127 ODIs, and 18 T20Is. 

Armed with a Master's in Business Administration, she has seamlessly transitioned into the corporate world as a keynote speaker and consultant. Her training programs for esteemed organizations like General Electric and Goldman Sachs reflect her ability to inspire and empower individuals beyond the cricketing arena.

Awards and accomplishments

Awards and accomplishments

Throughout her illustrious career, Anjum Chopra has been honored with numerous awards and accolades for her outstanding contributions to cricket and society at large. 

  • Rajiv Gandhi Delhi State Award (2004)
  • ICC Player of the Match (2000, 2005, 2009
  • Shiromani Desh Sewa Rattan Award (2002)
  • Zee Astitva Award (2008)
  • FICCI – YFLO- Young Women Achievers Award (2009)
  • Honorary Membership of Marylebone Cricket Club (2016)

Why Anjum Chopra?

Anjum’s impact extends beyond the boundaries of cricket. As a role model and advocate for women’s sports, she continues to champion inclusivity, diversity, and gender equality. Her contributions as a player, captain, consultant, and commentator have established her status as a trailblazer in Indian cricket and a beacon of inspiration for aspiring athletes across. 

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