Our Indian cricketers are one of the most loved and followed personalities in the nation. Everything that they do becomes a trend for youngsters.
However, despite having all the name and fame, our cricketers have faced their own share of difficulties and have gone on to become role-models for the rest of the citizens. Impressed with their services, the government has rewarded many cricketers with prestigious positions.
Here, in this article, we bring you, 8 cricketers who are also government officials, have a look
1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni:
The former Indian skipper MS Dhoni is regarded as the most successful skippers of team India. It is always fun watching him play on-field, but besides this, MS Dhoni’s love for the nation isn’t just limited to cricket only. He is a proud army man. In the year 2011, MS Dhoni was made Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army.
MS Dhoni takes a lot of pride in wearing the army uniform. He is an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army. He often takes time out and serves in the army for his country.
2. Sachin Tendulkar:
Hailed as the ‘God of Cricket’ and the greatest cricketer to have ever played the game, Sachin Tendulkar joined the Indian Air Force Group in the year 2010. Sachin was conferred with the honorary rank of Group Captain during 83rd Air Force Day.
3. Joginder Sharma:
Former Indian cricketer, Joginder Sharma, is known for his heroics during the 2007 T20 World Cup, which made him a household name in India. He gave a brilliant performance and helped India win the tournament. The World Cup hero is currently serving as a Deputy Superintendent of Police. In fact, as the whole country is currently under the lockdown, the cricketer was spotted fulfilling the duties of a cop at this crucial time.
4. Kapil Dev:
Kapil Dev, the legendary Indian all-rounder, has inspired many including the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, with his heroics in World Cup 1983. He is the first Indian cricketer to have lifted the World Cup trophy. Also, he is the first cricketer who was conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in Indian Army in the year 2008.
5. Harbhajan Singh:
Harbhajan Singh, who is one of the best spinners to have ever played for India, was appointed him as a Deputy Superintendent by Punjab Police as a reward for his services.
6. KL Rahul:
Over the past few years, KL Rahul has wonderfully created his space in the Indian cricket team and has emerged out one of the most talented players. Besides his impeccable game, KL Rahul is an assistant manager in the Reserve Bank Of India. Even recently, KL Rahul was featured in an advertisement for the RBI promoting financial literacy.
7. Umesh Yadav:
The Indian cricketer Umesh Yadav, who was an aspiring constable a decade ago, also became an assistant manager in the Reserve Bank Of India. He also featured in an advertisement for the RBI promoting financial literacy with KL Rahul.
8. Yuzvendra Chahal:
The spinning wizard of the Indian cricket team, Yuzvendra Chahal is a complete entertainer. He is one of the most talented spinners in the world right now. However, besides being such an entertainer, Yuzvendra Chahal is into some serious job. He was roped in by the Income Tax department by offering the job of an Income-tax officer.