Everyone remembers Joginder Sharma, the man who bowled that fateful final over in 2007 World T20. Captain MS Dhoni put his faith in a relatively unknown bowler when many wouldn't have on an occasion as big as a World Cup final. But the man from Haryana rewarded his captain's trust in him. Misbah-ul-Haq played a stupid scoop shot after hitting a six and was caught by Sreesanth, sending India into delirium, and Pakistan into depression.
Joginder never played a T20I for India after that. Soon, he became a story that told and retold among fans and that day went down in cricketing folklore. That one over turned a page in Indian cricket history and Joginder became an overnight sensation.
But what of his story? Where did he go? What happened to Joginder Sharma? As India gear up for yet another World T20, the first one at their home, one of its former heroes who tasted glory n 2007 has taken up something completely different.
Joginder Sharma became a police officer.
Not too long ago he was busy winning the T20 World Cup. Today, he's busy catching bad guys. Joginder Sharma was featured in the March issue of Sports Illustrated India, and is today a DSP in Haryana Police.
From cricket to commissioner, it's been quite a journey for Joginder. We hope he is now troubling criminals with his bouncers and yorkers.
Joginder, apart from his brief stint with India, also played for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. In his 73 first class matches, the seaming all-rounder scored 2,689 runs, with five centuries to his name and also took 289 wickets.
First Published On : Mar 11, 2016 09:15 IST