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Joginder Sharma: the final hero of the World T20 2007 who is a frontline warrior against the coronavirus | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: Joginder Sharma became a household name when he faced the match-winning final in the 2007 ICC World T20 final against Pakistan. Joginder dismissed the dangerous Misbhah-ul-Haq and helped the team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni lift the coveted inaugural title.

Cut to 2020 and Joginder, who is now a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in the Haryana Police, is currently on the front line in the fight against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic in Hisar.


Joginder patrols the roads and educates people about COVID-19 in Hisar. According to the cricketer-turned-policeman, driving COVID-19 is more challenging than playing the high blood pressure in the epic final against Pakistan at the packed Johannesburg stadium.

“I would say that managing the Coronavirus is more challenging than playing the last game of the World Cup (T20 World Cup 2007).”
Kyunki iss bimari se logo ki jaan jaa rahi hai, aur hume unki jaan bachaani hai (Because people are losing their lives because of this and we have to protect them), “Joginder told Timesofindia.com in an exclusive interview.

“I am really trying to make my area crown free and if I manage to do it until it goes down completely it will be a victory for me. This is a great challenge.” Joginder told TimesofIndia.com


Joginder also described his role as a police officer and his involvement in managing the global crisis.

“I am currently published on Hisar and I don’t see much disobedience here. There are some types of people that I have to deal with every day. I inform them instead of ordering or scolding them. This is very important to make a person know what the harmful effects of a deadly disease like this. These are people who don’t watch TV or read newspapers. So it’s important for them to be aware of what’s going on around the world. Some young people trying to break the rules, we also recorded cases against them, “Joginder said.

In fact, the ICC had recently tweeted about Joginder and the very important role that the hero World T20 2007 is playing in the battle against the coronavirus.

“The best way to fight coronavirus is to stay home and maintain social distance. We promise that we will eliminate this virus as soon as possible. The government can spread the knowledge and offer you a helping hand, but people must know what they have to understand. why the government and our prime minister Narendra Modi are heading to the country and telling people to stay at home, “said the speedy middle man who played 4 ODI and 4 T20 for India.

“If you are queuing somewhere, keep a distance of at least 2 meters, cover your face with your mask and do not touch anyone or any surface. After that, you should wash your hands well,” said the former player of cricket.

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“With the help of Timesofindia.com, I just want to ask all my fellow citizens, please stay home and follow the government’s instructions. The whole world is fighting this virus. Please don’t go out and be not part of any meeting. If you are going to buy the necessary household items, such as milk and vegetables, wear masks and disinfect yourself with soap. Take the appropriate precautions. It is the duty of the elderly to make their children understand the situation. ” said.


“If you think there are symptoms of fever, sore throat, cold or chills, visit a doctor and get treated,” Joginder concluded.


Times of India