EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: 2007 T20 World’s Hero Helps Front Against Corona Virus

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: 2007 T20 World's Hero Helps Front Against Corona Virus
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: 2007 T20 World’s Hero Helps Front Against Corona Virus

 

 

Amit Kumar, New Delhi

Joginder Sharma’s last over made him a known name in the 2007 ICC World T20 final. In that match played against Pakistan, Sharma maintained restraint and the young Indian team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the first World T20.

Now the current picture and Joginder is now the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Haryana Police. And at present, the corona virus in Hisar district is playing its role in fighting the global epidemic.

Joginder is patrolling the streets and making people aware of the Kovid-19. Cricketer-turned-policeman Joginder believes that facing these situations is more pressure than throwing the last over of the World Cup against Pakistan in Johannesburg.

“I would say that facing the Coronaviruses is a more challenging task than throwing the last over in the T20 World Cup 2007 because this disease is killing people and we have to save their lives,” he told our colleague Times of India.com.

He said, ‘I am working hard to keep my area corona-free and if I can do it till its end, it will be a big win for me. It is very difficult work. ‘

He also talked about the role of a policeman during this global problem.

 

He said, ‘I am currently in Hisar and here I see most of the people following orders. Here I have to face many types of people every day. I explain rather than scold or order them. It is more important to make people aware. He should know what harm this dangerous disease can cause. These are the people who neither watch TV nor read newspapers. So it is very important to tell them what is happening in the world. Some youth tried to break the rules, we also filed cases against them.

The ICC recently tweeted posting a picture of Joginder Sharma – the 2007 World Cup Hero, the real world hero in 2020.

 

The former all-rounder, who has played four ODIs and four T20 Internationals for India, said, “The best way to fight this corona virus is to stay at home and maintain social distancing. Let us all take an oath that we will end this disease as soon as possible. The government can spread information and help you, but people should know what to do. They should know why our government and our Prime Minister Narendra Modi are addressing the country and asking people to stay home.

He said, ‘If you are standing in a queue somewhere, keep the distance of at least two meters. Cover your mouth with a mask and do not touch anything else. Even after this, everyone should keep washing their hands again and again.

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