New Delhi: India cricketer Joginder Sharma, who will be forever remembered for his final over in the 2007 T20 World Cup that helped India lift the trophy, is currently on the streets carrying out his duty as a police-officer amid the lockdown enforced by the government to fight the Covid-19.
For fulfilling his duty in the challenging time, ICC saluted the World Cup-winning hero in a tweet on Saturday.
Joginder Sharma is currently posted in Hisar as the nation observes a 21-day lockdown till April 14 to combat the pandemic, which has killed more than 30,000 people globally and 26 in India. More than 900 people have been confirmed coronavirus positive in the country as of Sunday morning.
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 ICC wrote on Twitter.
Sharma, who was offered the government job for his sporting accomplishment has been manning the streets as police officers persuading people to stay home during the national lockdown. Earlier, speaking to PTI, the fast bowler had listed the challenges that come with "doing duty" during the unprecedented crisis.
"I have been a DSP since 2007. This is one of a kind challenge for me as a police officer because of the general fear and I can tell you that I have seen quite a few challenges in my years of service," Joginder Sharma had said earlier.
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