The craze for cricket in India is well known. There is hardly any other sport as popular as cricket and their spectators have been there in large numbers. Cricket fans not only encourage the team by going to the stadium but also follow their favourite players fiercely on social media and wanted to be like them in real life. Indian cricketers are one of the most loved and followed personalities in the world but hardly many people know that many cricketers are more than just being cricketers like some are also government officials.
Let’s know which are the cricketers who are government officials along with being a cricketer:
1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
What should we say? Captain Cool or Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Yes, you heard it right, our favourite Mahi, a right-handed batsman holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army. He is counted as the best captain in the history of Indian cricket. Under his captaincy, India has won the title of every important ICC trophy.
2. Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev is one of the most respected Cricketers in cricket. One of his greatest contributions was bringing the Cricket World Cup for the first time in India, which no one had even dreamed of at that time. He inspired the generations not only with his cricket skills but also with his dedication to Army. Our Haryana Toofan is the first cricketer who was conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Army in the year 2008.
3. Joginder Sharma
Joginder Sharma has not only proved this notion wrong that Cricketers can only play Cricket but they can also run the country well protects their countrymen. Former Indian Cricketer is now a Deputy Superintendent of Police of Hisar district Joginder and is working diligently these days to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
4. Harbhajan Singh
An Indian cricketer who is known for his spin bowling is also a Deputy Superintendent in Punjab Police. On the strength of hard work and dedication, India’s Spin King became the most successful cricketer of India.
5. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is one of the best batsmen in the world in the history of Cricket. He is the first sportsperson and the youngest person to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour. God of Cricket has also joined the Indian Air Force Group in the 2010 batch and was conferred with the honorary rank of Group Captain during 83rd Air Force Day.
6. Umesh Yadav
Umesh Tilak Yadav, an Indian cricketer who is also an Assistant Manager in the Reserve Bank Of India is also an aspiring army man and a constable. Yes, before the start of his cricket career, Umesh tried to get a job in the army and police also but ended up becoming an Assistant Manager of RBI. He was recently featured in an advertisement for the RBI promoting financial literacy.
7. KL Rahul
Kannur Lokesh Rahul commonly known as KL Rahul and also known as Lokesh Rahul is one of the most emerging talented Indian cricketers who plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket. But do you know he is also an Assistant Manager in the Reserve Bank Of India along with another fellow player Umesh Yadav? Yes, in fact, he was recently featured in an advertisement for the RBI promoting financial literacy.
8. Yuzvendra Chahal
A young Cricketer who stunned the whole cricket world as soon as he came to the Indian cricket team and established his image in the Cricket fraternity as a most entertaining cricketer is also an Income-Tax Officer in Income Tax Department. Yes, friends, we are talking about one of the funkiest Cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal, who took his career to the top as soon as he came to the Indian team is also an IT Officer.