Cricket is the most loved sport in India and the players like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are considered to be role models for many young aspirants who want to make a career in the industry.
All Indian cricketers are talented and have a plethora of qualities like dedication, patience, and determination often found in government servants.
You will be surprised to know that many famous Indian cricketers have served the government sector.
Here is the list of some famous Indian cricketers who hold government jobs.
1. KL Rahul
Who doesn’t know KL Rahul? He is one of the finest and the most versatile batsmen in the Indian cricket team. He is also a great wicket-keeper.
The 29-year-old is the captain of the famous IPL team Punjab Kings and has many achievements in his account.
His talent is unmatched and is an inspiration to the younger generation.
He made his international debut in 2014 but was unable to deliver excellent performance. Due to this reason, he was seen outside the field.
Surprisingly, former RBI deputy governor S S Mundra recognised his talent and appointed him as the assistant manager in 2018. At that time he was not even so famous. Now, he can be seen in the RBI’s TV commercials.
2. Joginder Sharma
The former Indian pacer, Joginder Sharma is one of the best Indian bowlers who is known for his mind-blowing performance in the last over against Pakistan in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
He is the main reason behind India winning the match by a margin of just 5 runs. He contributed a lot to the world of cricket and helped India to win T20 World Cup.
Due to his astonishing innings, he was offered a post in the Haryana police. Currently, he is working as the Deputy Superintendent of Police. He left international cricket a few years ago.
3. MS Dhoni
This man needs no introduction. MS Dhoni is the former Indian team captain and the only skipper to win the T20 World Cup, 50-over World Cup and Champions Trophy.
He has made many records and is an inspiration to many newbies in the cricket industry.
You will be surprised to know that he has worked as a ticket collector at Kharagpur Railway Station before making an international debut.
Soon he left his job to devote all his time to cricket and from then he never looked behind.
But that’s not all!
Dhoni also holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army.
4. Sachin Tendulkar
Also worshipped as the God of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is the former Indian cricketer who had played for more than 20 years.
His fans also called him ‘Master Blaster’ and even compare him with the legendary Sir Donald Bradman who was the greatest batsman.
There is no wrong in saying that Sachin Tendulkar has made an enormous contribution to Indian cricket.
To reward him for his excellent work, the Indian Air Force honoured him with the rank of Group Captain.
5. Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal is the right-arm leg-spinner in the Indian cricket team and is also known for his brilliant performances in the Indian Premier League for team Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He is also a former chess player and has even represented India at youth levels.
But that’s not all!
He also holds the rank of an Income Tax officer.