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Anjum Chopra Biography, Family, Marriage, Net Worth, Records

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    Anjum Chopra Biography

    Full NameAnjum Chopra
    Marital StatusUnmarried
    ProfessionFormer Indian International Cricketer & Commentator
    Jersey Number2 (India Women’s Cricket Team)
    Date of BirthMay 20, 1977 (Friday)
    Age (as of 2023)46 years
    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India
    ResidenceNew Delhi, India
    NationalityIndian
    ReligionHinduism
    Zodiac SignTaurus
    Food HabitsNon-Vegetarian
    SchoolDelhi Public School, R.K. Puram
    College/UniversitySt. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and FORE School of Management
    Educational QualificationMBA in Human Resource & Marketing
    Social Media AccountsFacebook, Instagram, Twitter

    Physical Stats

    Height5’4” (163cm)
    Weight (approx.)58 kgs
    Body Measurements40-32-12
    Hair ColorBlack
    Eye ColorBrown

    Anjum Chopra Family Members

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    Family MemberNameRole/Profession
    Maternal GrandfatherVed Prakash SahniAthlete, Cricket Commentator
    FatherKrishan Bal ChopraGolfer
    MotherPoonam ChopraHomemaker, Goodyear Car Rally Winner
    BrotherNirvan ChopraRepresented Delhi in Cricket (Under-17, Under-19)
    Maternal UncleRohit SahniFormer Cricketer, Wicket-Keeper, Opening Batsman; Captain for Hindu College and Delhi University

    Anjum Chopra Net Worth

    • Net Worth: 5 Million USD (around 40 Crore INR)
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    Debut and Last Matches

    FormatDebut Date DebutLast Match DateLast Match
    TestNovember 17, 1995EnglandAugust 29, 2006England
    ODIFebruary 12, 1995New ZealandMarch 16, 2012Australia
    T20IAugust 05, 2006EnglandMarch 23, 2012Australia

    Anjum Chopra Records

    • First Indian player to score an ODI century for India.
    • The first captain to win a Test Series abroad: Anjum led India to victory in South Africa in 2002.
    • First captain to win a home series 5–0 whitewash against England in India in 2002.
    • The first player to play 100 ODIs for India.
    • First to play 6 World Cups for India (four ODI World Cups and two T20s).
    • First player to get an international appointment when she worked with Cricket South Africa women’s team as a technical consultant in 2012–2013.
    • First female sportscaster and player to commentate on men’s cricket match: Anjum broke barriers by stepping into the world of commentary for men’s cricket.
    Anjum Chopra Wining Padma Shri

    Anjum Chopra Awards/Achievements

    • Padma Shri (2014): India’s fourth-highest civilian award.
    • Arjuna Award (2007): Recognizing outstanding achievements in sports.
    • Rajiv Gandhi Delhi State Award (2004): Honoring significant contributions.
    • ICC Player of the Match (2000, 2005, 2009): Acknowledgment for outstanding performances.
    • Shiromani Desh Sewa Rattan Award (2002): Presented by Shaheed memorial international Sewa society, Ludhiana.
    • Zee Astitva Award (2008): ‘Award for exemplary Women.’
    • FICCI – YFLO- Young Women Achievers Award (2009): Recognizing achievements in sports.
    • Alumni Recognition Award for Public Contribution (2012): FORE School of Management.
    • Honorary Membership of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Lord’s Cricket Ground, London (2016): First Indian woman cricketer to receive it.

    Anjum Chopra Career Stats

    CompetitionWTestWODIT20IWLA
    Matches1212718225
    Runs scored5482,8562415,521
    Batting average30.4431.3817.2135.85
    100s/50s0/41/180/01/34
    Top score9810037*100
    Wickets2918
    Bowling average44.0046.0030.27
    Best bowling1/92/93/11

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Who is Anjum Chopra?
      • Answer: Anjum Chopra is a Cricket Commentator, former Cricketer, and former Captain of India’s National Women’s Cricket Team. She made her debut in cricket at the age of 9 and later played for the College girl’s team at the Inter-college level.
    2. How old is Anjum Chopra?
      • Answer: Anjum Chopra was born on 20 May 1977 in New Delhi, India, making her 46 years old as of 2023.
    3. Is Anjum Chopra married?
      • Answer: As of 2024, Anjum Chopra is single.
    4. Who is Anjum Chopra’s brother?
      • Answer: Anjum Chopra’s brother is Nirvan Chopra, who has represented Delhi in cricket at the Under-17 and Under-19 levels.
    5. At what age did Anjum Chopra make her debut in cricket?
      • Answer: Anjum Chopra made her debut in One Day Internationals (ODIs) at the age of 17, on 12 February 1995, against New Zealand in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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