Indian Cricketers Who Have Respected Government Jobs: The sports quota in India comes as an aid for cricketers to get government jobs. To represented India is a matter of great pride for any sportsperson as they have to work hard immensely and stave off a huge amount of competition in a highly-populated country to get an opportunity to play at the international stage.
There are a number of cricketers who now serve the Indian government having gained respected positions under the sports quota for their accomplishments at the international level.
So today we look at 5 Indian Cricketers Who Have Respected Government Jobs:
The only captain to win all three ICC limited-overs trophies, MS Dhoni, is in the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Indian Territorial Army. He was conferred with this rank even before retirement. Dhoni wore customized wicket-keeping gloves during the 2019 World Cup as a tribute to the Indian army.
He retired from international cricket in 2020 having played his last game in the blue jersey in the 2019 World Cup. Dhoni continues to lead CSK in the IPL.
Legendary batsman and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar hold the post of Group Captain in the Indian Air Force, which he was given in 2010. The Master Blaster who retired in 2013 remains the leading run-scorer in international cricket.
Son of a coal mine worker, Umesh Yadav has become one of India’s premier pacers. The Vidarbha fast bowler who earlier dreamt of becoming a police constable now holds the post of assistant manager in the Reserve Bank of India. We have often seen Umesh in the RBI advertisement.
One of the most talented batsmen going around, KL Rahul, like Umesh, is also posted as Assistant Manager in RBI. Rahul, who carries the image of a nice, disciplined, ardent student is seen advising the viewers of the RBI rules in that advertisement. Rahul is now India’s vice-captain and captain of the Lucknow Super Giants franchise who acquired Rahul’s services for 17 crore.
India’s premier leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal proudly sits on the post of Inspector in the Income Tax Department! Chahal, known for his wily bowling, often gets his leg pulled for his dancing and Tik-Tok videos.