Former Indian women's team captain Anjum Chopra has been awarded an honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) along with former men's team stalwarts Zaheer Khan and Virender Sehwag.
She is the first Indian woman cricketer to get the prestigious life membership of MCC.
The 39-year-old Anjum played 12 Tests, 127 ODIs and 18 T20 Internationals for India. She scored 548 runs in Tests with 4 half centuries while in 50 overs format, she scored 2856 runs with a century and 18 half-centuries.
"It's been an honour. 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. After I replied, 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," Anjum, who now works as a cricket analyst for various channels, told PTI.
"It feels good when you see the names of the Indian cricket's legends like Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Viswanath, who have been bestowed with the honour of life membership of MCC," she added.