Football might be the most popular sports in the world but when it comes to cricket there's no country who knows it and loves it more than India. India has a very good history with this sport and one thing you can't deny they are blessed with such talented cricket players. India can boast of having the best cricket players to ever have played the game.
These players are so popular that they gather fans from all over the world who always keep eyes on them even in their private lives. Surprisingly, after these players have a successful career in cricket, some of them get the opportunity to hold government positions, even when they are still actively playing. These players put in the hard work needed to deliver the best results while playing their national sports.
Several cricket players have held government positions over the years, here is a list of the players for you,
Sachin Tendulkar "Captain in the Indian Air force"
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar also referred to as the ‘God of cricket’ by many and he was honored as a group Captain in the Indian Air force in 2010. In 2012 he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha which made him the first active sportsperson and cricketer to ever have been nominated.
M.S Dhoni " The Lieutenant Colonel by the Indian territorial army"
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is considered to be one of the greatest if not the best wicketkeepers in world cricket and also as one of the greatest finishers in limited-overs cricket. He is also considered to be one of the best all-time Indian cricket captains as he helped India in winning three major ICC tournament. After winning the 2011 cricket world cup he was appointed as the Lieutenant Colonel by the Indian territorial army
Kapil Dev " The prestigious post of Lieutenant Colonel in Indian Army in 2008 "
Kapil Dev was the first Indian captain to lead India in winning the cricket world cup. He played from 1978 - 1995 and is one of the best all-rounders whoever represented India. He has conferred the prestigious post of Lieutenant Colonel in Indian Army in 2008.
Joginder Sharma "Deputy Superintendent of Police"
Mostly remembered for bowling the last over match against Pakistan which led to the victory of India in the 2007 world Twenty20 cup. India could finally hold grab of a major ICC trophy after 24 years and as an award for his divine performance he was given the job as a Haryana police and today is the Deputy Superintendent of Police.
Harbhajan Singh "Deputy superintendent of police "
If you are looking for one of the best and most successful off-road spinners India and the world have ever seen then this is the guy. Harbhajan Singh lastly represented India in 2015 when they faced South Africa and for his dedication to the Indian cricket national team, he was awarded the rank of Deputy superintendent of police by the Government of Punjab.
Umesh Yadav "Assistant manager in the Reserve bank of India"
Umesh Yadav is a fast pace member in the India team and also one of the fittest player. He is a key member in the India cricket team in the upcoming 2019 world cricket tournament in England. While still, active Umesh Yadav has already been able to take a place in the India government as an assistant manager in the Reserve bank of India.
KL Rahul "Assistant manager in the Reserve bank of India"
This is one of the best and most talented batsmen in the India cricket team and continuous to play at his best whenever he has the chance. With having other talents apart from playing cricket he was given the post of an assistant manager in the Reserve bank of India, he works closely with Umesh Yadav.
Yuzvendral Chahal "He got the position of an income tax officer from the income tax department"
Lastly, we have Yuzvendral Chahal on our list, he has been impressive over the years which led to his call to the Indian cricket national team in 2016. Since then he has become a key member of the Indian cricket national team. He got the position of an income tax officer from the income tax department due to his recent rise in popularity.