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Joginder Sharma had turned an overnight national hero after he bowled that famous last over for India during the 2007 T20 cricket World Cup. India went on to win that tournament. The former cricketer is yet again grabbing the limelight but for a different cause altogether. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, cricketer-turned-cop Joginder Sharma is bringing a sliver of hope and inspiration to Indians.
Joginder Sharma had joined the Haryana police in 2016 after he retired from professional cricket. Today he is a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP).
Sharma has gone viral on the social media after he was clicked carrying out his duties during the coronavirus lockdown. With a mask on his face, Joginder Sharma was performed his duty.
Even the International Cricket Council (ICC) has lauded Sharma. The ICC tweeted, “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 ?
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
— ICC (@ICC) March 28, 2020
ICC also shared a split image of him. In one photo, Sharma can be seen celebrating the T20 victory with his teammates while in the other he can be seen in police uniform and mask.
Joginder Sharma had dismissed Pakistani batsman Misbah-ul-Haq in the final ball of the maiden T20 World Cup. He, however, could not make it big after the tournament and finally retired from professional cricket in 2016.