Joginder Sharma receives praise from ICC for showing his fight against the Coronavirus, as he does his duty as a cop in the time of the pandemic.
The former Indian cricketer has won hearts on the internet and has received praise from ICC for showing his fight against the Coronavirus, as he is serving the duty to the nation as a cop.
He was spotted helping enforce the lockdown in place to counter the coronavirus pandemic. The ICC saluted him in a tweet on Saturday after his pictures went viral.
“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 said.
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
“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,” said Sharma, according to the Indian Express.
Sharma is currently posted in Hisar, which is in Haryana, while the nation faces a 21-day long lockdown, which was declared by the PM Narendra Modi on his last public address.
“Our duty time starts around 6 am 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 said giving a rundown of his average day.
*Prevention is the only cure for Coronavirus,Let’s be together and fight with this Pandemic situation..Please cooperate with us* Jai Hind pic.twitter.com/Cl36TanfJP
— Joginder Sharma (@jogisharma83) March 24, 2020
India is also seeing a constant spike in the number of Coronavirus cases and has crossed 1000 reported cases and 19 casualties. With the rise of the Coronavirus India and South Africa suspended its ODI matches earlier this month.
Meanwhile, BCCI also postponed the 12th edition of the IPL, which was supposed to be played on Sunday and now has been shifted in the midst of April.