HISAR: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has hailed India’s cricketer-turned cop Joginder Sharma for doing his bit in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
36-year-old Joginder Shamra is a DSP in Haryana Police and is currently on the frontline to battle coronavirus.
The pandemic has so far killed more than 30,000 across the world while infecting more than 6.5 lakh people.
The ICC took to twitter to share pictures of cricketer-turned-policeman Joginder Sharma, with one showing him celebrating India’s 2007 T20 World Cup victory and the other showing him serving as a policeman during COVID-19 lockdown.
“2007: T20WC hero…2020: Real world hero…In his post-cricket career as a policeman, India’s Joginder is among those doing their bit amid…health crisis,” ICC wrote.
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. [📷 Joginder Sharma] pic.twitter.com/2IAAyjX3Se— ICC (@ICC) March 28, 2020
Many sporting events, including the Indian Premier League (IPL), in the country, are either postponed or stand cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The 13th edition of the IPL is also suspended until April 15.