Anjum Chopra’s love affair with cricket began when she was just 9 years old. After representing the inter-college team, she was straightaway drafted in the Delhi U-15 team and after which, she never looked back.
She made her international debut at the age of 17 against the New Zealand Women’s cricket team in 1995. Chopra was an all timing player and her strength was to find the gaps and deft touches. In the tour of England in 1999, she scored a sparkling hundred and for more than a decade was India’s premier batswomen. Besides batting, she was also a handy medium pace bowler as well. She was also a safe slip fielder and had hardly left the ball to go by her hands.
In 2002, she was asked to lead the Indian Women’s cricket team. She led India to a successful overseas test win in South Africa and also whitewashed the visiting England team in 2002. Under her guidance, Indian Women’s cricket team also reached the finals of the World Cup in 2005. Anjum created history by becoming the first women player to represent India in 100 ODIS. She retired from the game of cricket in 2009.
Post retirement, she completed her MBA and became a motivational speaker and consultant and has also conducted corporate events for brands such as Goldman Sachs, Standard Charted Bank, and Vodafone among others. She is also a commentator and has been seen commentating in the IPL and international matches as well.