Have captained Himachal in Ranji
Apart from being a politician, Anurag Thakur has also been a cricketer. He has also taken the field in a first class match for Himachal Pradesh. In the year 2000-01, he played his only first class match against Jammu and Kashmir. Along with this, he was also the captain of the team in this match.
Surprisingly, when Anurag came on the field to play his first first class match for Himachal. During that time he was also the President of Himachal Cricket. He has been the only player to do so, who has also played a match for his team while being the chairman of the state cricket board.
Have played important responsibility in BCCI
Apart from the post of president in Himachal Cricket, he has also held the post of head of the Indian Cricket Board. Anurag Thakur became the President of BCCI in the year 2015 and stepped down in 2017 after the Lodha Committee report. However, since then his role in Himachal Pradesh cricket has been continuously active and he is working continuously to promote sports in the state.