ICC salutes ‘real world hero’ Joginder Sharma’s fight against coronavirus
By: Sports Desk |

Published: March 28, 2020 10:44:51 pm


Joginder Sharma is posted as a policeman in Hisar, implementing the nationwide coronavirus lockdown (Twitter/ICC)

Joginder Sharma, who grew to become a hero for Indian cricket with an unforgettable closing over of a T20 World Cup closing in 2007, is now being a hero on the streets in Haryana, the place he’s now helping enforce the lockdown in place to counter the coronavirus pandemic. The ICC saluted him in a tweet on Saturday.

“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 tweet stated.

“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,” stated Sharma, the all-rounder who immortalised himself with the trophy-winning closing over against Pakistan within the 2007 T20 World Cup summit conflict in South Africa.

The 36-year-old is at present posted in Hisar because the nation observes a 21-day lockdown until April 14 to fight the pandemic, which has killed greater than 24,000 globally.

“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 stated giving a rundown of his common day.

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