The former cricketer Joginder Sharma, who bowled the last over for India during the 2007 T20 World Cup final where Indian went on to win, is in hype on social media for his selfless contributions as a cop by being on the streets in order to carry out his duty as a police amid the lockdown enforced by the government to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Although COVID-19 is affecting the lives of millions around the world at the same time it has let us see the best in humans. When fear and panic is ruling all over the world, this cricketer turned cop Joginder Sharma is bringing a ray of hope in every Indian’s heart.
Having an excellent career in sports, this professional cricketer on retiring went on to join the Haryana police force where he currently serves as a Deputy Superintendent (DSP) of Police in 2016.
Our duty time starts around 6 am and we do patrolling, making people aware, send those who are out for fun to their homes, help those in need of essentials or medical aid and take action against those who try to defy without any good reason,” Sharma said.
Images of him while patrolling are flooding all over the social media. On saturday, The International Cricket Council (ICC) has highly praised Sharma by tweeting his image with caption “2007: #T20WorldCup hero. 2020: Real world hero. 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 🏆— ICC (@ICC) March 28, 2020
2020: Real world hero 💪
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
The tweet had highlighted Sharma’s contrasting roles, one in which he can be seen celebrating the T20 victory with his teammates while in the other he can be seen in police uniform and mask.
Sharma was expected to join the main Indian cricket team after his remarkable performance of dismissing the Pakistani batsman Misbah-ul-Haq in the final ball of the maiden tournament. However, his cricketing career did not go well and as planned, hence he retired in December 2018 and ended up serving the nation as a cop.