Award Name : Arjuna Award
Year of Award : 2006
Award for : Sports and Games
Location : New Delhi, NCT, India
Anjum Chopra was born on 20th May 1977 in New Delhi. She is an important player of the Indian Women's Cricket team. She made her first appearance in One-day Internationals on 12 February 1995 against New Zealand at Christchurch, New Zealand, and made her debut in Test cricket after a few months, against England at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 17 November 1995. Anjum Chopra, the member of Women's Cricket in India has received the Arjuna Award in the year 2006. Only in her second series for India the same year, she was awarded ‘player of the series’ in the one day internationals against the visiting England cricket team scoring runs at an average of 67.5 winning the series 3-2. She is a left-handed batswoman who bowls right-arm medium-fast. She has played in 12 Tests and 116 ODIs.
She was made Vice Captain of the Indian team in 2000 Cricinfo world cup, New Zealand. Two player of the match awards and highest scorer from India, Anjum led the batting charts at the world cup till the Indian team lost in the semifinals to eventual winners New Zealand. In 2005 world cup in South Africa, India reached the finals of the world cup for the first time. She was the top scorer from India and was also the ‘player of the match’ against England. In 2009 world cup in Australia, a must win game for India, Anjum scored 76 match winning runs and bagged the ‘player of the match’ award also. India finished third at the world cup behind England and New Zealand. Anjum has played 6 world cups for India. Has four 50 over world cups and two T20 world cups.She is the 1st player to play 100 ODI’s for India.