29 Facts About Anjum Chopra


Anjum Chopra was born on 20 May 1977 and is an Indian former cricketer and current cricket commentator.

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Anjum Chopra played her first friendly match with the college girls' team at the inter-college level, scoring 20 runs and taking 2 wickets.

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Anjum Chopra played various sports at an early age, representing her school and college in athletics, basketball, and swimming.

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Anjum Chopra was a member of the Delhi State basketball team that competed at nationals.

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Anjum Chopra played as a left-handed batter who bowled right-arm medium pace.

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Anjum Chopra was coached by Sunita Sharma, Hardeep Dua and Tarak Sinha from Sonnet Club.

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Anjum Chopra was the first woman to score 1,000 runs in ODIs for India.

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Anjum Chopra received her undergraduate degree from St Stephen's College, Delhi.

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Anjum Chopra is a pet lover who loves to spend time with her dogs, who live with her at home.

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Anjum Chopra is both a Test and One Day International cricketer who represented India's national women's cricket team.

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Anjum Chopra made her One Day International debut in 1995 against New Zealand at Christchurch.

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Anjum Chopra made her Test match debut in November 1995 against England in Calcutta.

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Anjum Chopra was made Vice Captain of the Indian team in 2000 Cricinfo World Cup in New Zealand.

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Anjum Chopra was the top scorer from India and was the Player of the Match against England.

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In 2009 World Cup in Australia, in a must-win game for India, Anjum Chopra scored 76 match-winning runs and bagged the player of the match award.

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Anjum Chopra has played 6 World Cups for India, including four 50-over World Cups and two T20 World Cups.

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Anjum Chopra has batted at almost all positions for her team, including opening, when needed.

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Anjum Chopra has scored against some of the best of bowling attacks in the world, and is known to occupy the crease and bat for long hours.

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Anjum Chopra played a patient knock of 70 runs and won the match.

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Anjum Chopra is known to bat well under pressure and has played numerous knocks to perfection to get the victory.

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Also an MBA, Anjum Chopra has conducted training programs for globally recognised brands such as General Electric, Standard Chartered, Goldman Sachs, Vodafone, and various schools and colleges.

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Anjum Chopra is a Delhi native who has played for the state since her Under-15 days.

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Anjum Chopra has represented Air India for domestic matches where she emerged as the most successful skipper for the women's team.

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Anjum Chopra went on to lead the North Zone team that won the Zonal championships the same year.

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Anjum Chopra has acted in a docudrama, "Poor Cousins of Million Dollar Babies".

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Anjum Chopra has walked the ramp with leading names of the fashion industry promoting the women's game.

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Anjum Chopra has forayed into other sports, acting as a commentator for the World Kabaddi League in 2014 on Sony Six.

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Anjum Chopra is the first woman cricketer from India to be awarded an honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club.

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Anjum Chopra was a participant on the reality show Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 4.

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