The International Cricket Council (ICC) lauded India’s 2007 T20 World Cup hero Joginder Sharma for his service to the nation during the tough times of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Sharma bowled the iconic last over in 2007 T20 World Cup final in South Africa. He is currently working as a Deputy Superintendent of Police in Haryana and is on the duty in the fight against coronavirus crisis as India is under 21-day lockdown to contain the transmission of the virus.
Taking to twitter ICC wrote,” 2007: #T20WorldCup hero2020: Real world hero 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.”
Sharma made his first-class debut for Haryana against Madhya Pradesh in the 2002/03 Ranji Trophy, hitting 81 before taking 11/84 to lead Haryana to a 103 run victory.
Sharmafeatured in 77 first-class games. He made it to the headlines when he dismissed Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq’s wicket off the final ball of the inaugural T20 World Cup. However, his cricketing career did not go as planned and he retired in December 2018.
The former cricketer gained national attention in a match for India A against the national team at Bengaluru, when he dismissed Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Yuvraj Singh.