IAF chief BS Dhanoa felicitates Indian women's cricketer
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 02-Aug-2017

New Delhi, August 2: Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa felicitated Indian cricketer Flt Lt Shikha Pandey for her brilliant performance during the Women's World Cup 2017. She received a medal and a cheque at Air Headquarters. Pandey helped Indian women's team to pass through league matches as she scalped crucial wickets during the tournament. Pandey was commissioned in IAF on June 30, 2012 as an ATC Officer.

ICC Women's World Cup was held at England from 24 Jun to 23 Jul 17. Flt Lt Shikha Pandey played a pivotal role in the tournament for the Indian team to reach final after a gap of 12 years. She took 03 wickets against South Africa and 02 wickets against England in the league matches. In the Semi Final against Australia, she took 02 wickets for 17 runs. 

Flt Lt Shikha Pandey made her international debut in ICC T-20 World Cup which was conducted at Bangladesh in 2014. Since her debut, she has been a regular member of Indian Women's Cricket team. She is the first lady officer from the Services to represent the Indian Cricket team.

Flt Lt Shikha Pandey was awarded Chief of the Air Staff Commendation by the Chief of the Air Staff who during the occasion appreciated her performance and wished her success for future endeavours.