ICC Hails ‘Real Life Hero’ Joginder Sharma For Serving Nation During Coronavirus Pandemic

Joginder Sharma
Joginder Sharma at ICC World T20 2007. Credits: Twitter

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has hailed former India allrounder Joginder Sharma for his service to the country during these tough times of the coronavirus pandemic. The man needs little introduction. He was the hero of India’s first and till date only T20 World Cup triumph.

After bowling the final over in the semifinal win over Australia, he was tasked with the same responsibility against Pakistan in the final. With Pakistan needing 13 runs and Misbah-ul-Haq in stunning form, Joginder Sharma started the over with an wide. He was then hit by a six by the Pakistan star before the latter scooped the next ball to S Sreesanth at fine leg as India won the World Cup.

Joginder Sharma
Joginder Sharma Credits: Twitter

After ending his cricket career, he joined Haryana Police. Haryana government rewarded him with the post of Deputy superintendent Of Police because of his service to the nation. And just like he won hearts as a cricketer, he is doing the same as a Police Officer.

Fans lavished praise on Joginder Sharma for his service and ICC also decided to do their bit. The governing body of the game took to Twitter to hail the ‘Real World Hero’, writing:

“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.”

Meanwhile, the Indian cricket fraternity has stepped up to help the country during the testing times. The likes  of Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan and Pathan brothers – Irfan and Yusuf – have helped the needy.

Gambhir and Tendulkar has pledged to donate Rs 50 lakh for the cause while Ganguly has pledged to donate rice worth Rs 50 lakh. On the other hand, Yusuf and Irfan have donated face masks while Dhawan has donated to the Prime Minister’s relief fund. Dhoni, on the other hand, donated Rs 1 lakh.

On Saturday, the BCCI also joined the coronavirus fight. The richest cricket board in the world has donated INR 51 crore for the cause.

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