While the Coronavirus is slowly spreading into the Indian population, the police force of the country are on their level best to maintain the 21-day lock down that India is currently experiencing in an effort to curb the outbreak. With all the collective praise from the people, one certain policeman is under the radar of the International Cricket Council (ICC), and has been highly praised for his duty. Say hello to Joginder Sharma, the former Team India all rounder and currently a police officer who is on his relentless duty to serve his nation during this time of crisis.
After his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2017, Joginder Sharma joined Haryana Police. As the novel Coronavirus pandemic has created a woeful situation in India, the 2007 World Twenty20 star has been seen on duty to maintain peace and law during the troubled times.
Yesterday, ICC’s official Twitter handle posted two photos of Sharma, one from the 2007 WT20 final, and another one donning his khaki uniform along with a mask.
Hailing Sharma as both “2007: #T20WorldCup hero” and “2020: Real world hero”, ICC captioned the post with :“In his post-cricket career as a policeman, India’s Joginder Sharma is among those doing their bit amid a global health crisis.”
2007: #T20WorldCup hero 🏆
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In his post-cricket career as a policeman, India's Joginder Sharma is among those doing their bit amid a global health crisis.
[📷 Joginder Sharma] pic.twitter.com/2IAAyjX3Se
— ICC (@ICC) March 28, 2020
Although having a sporadic international career with the men in Blue, Sharma’s rise to fame came in the final of the 2007 WT20 against Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
Sharma, the team’s star all rounder, finished off the first innings with a blistering 16-ball-30, and also secured two wickets in defending the total of 157. In their 5 run victory over their rivals, Sharma picked the vital wicket of Pakistan’s run machine Misbah-ul-Haq in the final over.
Sharma’s match-winning performance earned him praise all over the country, and especially from Government of Haryana, which helped him land a job with the Haryana Police.
The Chennai Super Kings star enjoyed a lengthy career in domestic cricket with Haryana cricket team, and following his retirement in 2017, Sharma is now a Deputy Superintendent Of Police.
Till date, there has already been over 1000 positive Coronavirus cases in India, with 24 deaths.