Joginder Sharma, who will forever be remembered for the outstanding last over he bowled during the 2007 T20 World Cup against Pakistan, is once again out there serving the nation but this team, in an entirely different uniform.
The 36-year-old has come forward to carry out his duty as a police officer to ensure the 21-day-lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country is a success.
Joginder, who is currently posted in Hisar, was lauded by the ICC for his exceptional service for the county and its people.
“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 sharing the two images of the hero we need.
Sharma, post his retirement from cricket was offered a job in the police based on his sporting accomplishment. As per a report by India Today, he while talking to PTI talked about the challenges one has to face as an officer.
“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.
“Our duty time starts around 6am 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 added.
We are thankful to have such heroes in the county that inevitably come out to support the country in different roles.
In 2007 he defeated pakistan— RAHUL SINGH (@imrahulsingh93) March 28, 2020
In 2020 he will defeat corona @LoneWolf4568
Real Hero our Joginder Bhai ?— Ashok Dahiya (@dahiya_ak47) March 28, 2020
Respect from Pakistan. ❤— Umar (@Umar53879915) March 28, 2020
Still cannot believe why Misbah Played the Paddle sweep shot when only 5 were needed on 5.— Amir Hanif (@amirhanif5) March 28, 2020
Serving the nation then— Gurmeet (@Gurmeet11937304) March 29, 2020
Serving the nation now.
True hereos are seldom recognised.
Though overrated bhai actors are worshipped
The Real is not enough to finish his job at T20 finals against Pakistan in 2007. He is continued to serve the nation as his second Inning as a Police Officer.— Amar singh (@Amar34491433) March 29, 2020
Salute to You Sir