Indian women’s cricket team all-rounder Deepti Sharma from Agra has been recently honoured with the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) by the Uttar Pradesh government.
The 26-year-old cricketer, who has consistently delivered stellar performances for the national women’ team, was felicitated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with the honour and a cash prize of Rs 3 crore.
Acknowledging her achievements, Uttar Pradesh government presented Sharma with the honour. Adityanath handed over the appointment letter, expressing his best wishes for her future endeavours.
Apart from Deepti, many other current and former cricketers from the Indian men’s and women’s cricket teams are also serving as senior police officials. Let’s have a look at some of these cricketers…
Indian Women’s cricket team’s explosive batter Harmanpreet Kaur has been serving in Indian police as a senior official.
Former India all-rounder Joginder Sharma is mostly remembered for his brilliant bowling in the last over of the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup final. His wicket of Misbah Ul Haq is one of the most memorable moments of Indian cricket. His heroics helped India win the final by five runs against arch-rivals Pakistan. Joginder was awarded a job by the Haryana Police after his exploits in the World Cup. Joginder Sharma currently holds the position of Deputy Superintendent of Police.
Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh is one of the best bowlers that India has ever produced. In the 103 Test matches that he represented India, he took 417 wickets. In ODI cricket, he has captured 269 wickets in 236 matches. As a reward for his services to the sport, Punjab Police appointed him as a Deputy Superintendent.