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COVID-19: ICC salutes cricketer-turned cop Joginder Sharma for coronavirus fight

Sports Lounge Staff



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New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) praised India’s 2007 T20 World Cup hero Joginder Sharma, currently employed Haryana Police and serving the country’s battle against COVID-19 pandemic.

The former Indian all-rounder was one of the shining lights for the country in the inaugral edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007, with his last ball heroics helping India seal a win against arch-rivals Pakitan.

Now almost a decade later, Joginder is once again making his country proud but on a different kind of pitch. The 36-year-old is serving as a Deputy Superidentant of Police in Haryana in India’s fight against COVID-19.

The world’s cricket governing body applauded the efforts of India’s T20 World Cup hero-turned-real world hero by taking to their official Twitter handle.

“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.

Besides ICC, Joginder also earned love and apprecition for netizens for donning a police uniform and doing his efforts on the street to help his state combat the threat of the novel virus.

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