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ICC Lauded Joginder Sharma’s Role as a Cop to Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

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.”

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.

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PM Narendra Modi Heaps Praise on Suresh Raina for his Rs 52 lakh Donation to Fight COVID-19

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has requeted the citizens of India to contribute in the PM’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) fund after announcing the 21-days lockdown due to the coronavirus. PM-CARES fund has the objective of dealing with emergency situation like the Coronavirus. While Narendra Modi is the chairman of this trust, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman are the members of this trust.

After the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s request, various organisation and the celebrities came forward to support their country to fight COVID-19. The key batsman of the Indian team and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has promised to donate Rs. 52 lakh to fight against the coronavirus, which is very dangerous to the humans.

The left-handed batsman from Uttar Pradesh has donated Rs. 31 lakh to PM-CARES Fund and the remaining Rs. 21 lakh to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund. Suresh Raina has also urged his fans and followers to help their country to fight the pandemic disease.

The Prime Minister of India, Narender Modi has heaped praise on the left-handed cricketer, who came forward to donate in the fund. The PM Modi did not waste his time to appreciate Suresh Raina’s effort on his twitter handle.

PM Modi wrote,”That’s a brilliant fifty.”

There are several cricketers who have donated in the fund prior to the left-handed cricketer, Suresh Raina. The legendary cricketer of the Indian team, Sachin Tendulkar has promised to donate Rs. 50 lakh to help India fight COVID-19. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) came forward and announced to pledge Rs. 51 crore to the PM-CARES fund.