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IAF Chief Felicitates Cricketer Shikha Pandey For Performing in WC

Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa felicitated Shikha Pandey for her performance at the ICC Women’s World Cup.

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Flight Lt Shikha Pandey, a member of the Indian women's cricket team, was felicitated by Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa for her sterling performance at the recent World Cup.

Pandey was awarded the chief of the air staff commendation by Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa, the IAF said.

The Indian women's cricket team finished runner-up, losing to England narrowly by nine runs. However, the team's magnificent performance to reach the final won laurels from all quarters.

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Flt Lt Pandey had taken three wickets against South Africa and two wickets against England in league matches. In the semi-final against Australia, she had two scalps for 17 runs.

She was commissioned in the IAF on 30 June 2012 as an air traffic control officer.

The IAF said she is the first lady officer from the services to represent the Indian women’s cricket team.

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(With inputs from PTI)

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