India is bestowed with multiple all-rounder players in their sports life as well as in their academic life. It’s a dream of every player to represent India at the international level. Although many players aren’t successful in fulfilling their desires, these players opt-out for other respectable government jobs.
These extraordinary players have juggled a lot in their academic life which has made them highly educated professionals, who have secured a permanent position in the Indian Government Department.
Check out the article to know more about the players who have esteemed government jobs, after their retirement in the Cricket World.
7) KL Rahul
KL Rahul underwent many struggles before making his international debut in 2014 and was loved by all the Cricket fanatics for his amicable relationship among the fans. In 2018, the batsman was identified by RBI and was offered a position as Assistant Manager in the Reserve Bank of India. He can be seen in the RBI’s TV commercials.
6) Umesh Yadav
Almost a decade ago, Umesh Yadav made his debut in international cricket and surprised everyone with his speeding skills. The right-arm fast bowler is the fittest actor in the Indian cricket. He was first interested in joining the police force but couldn’t clear the exams, which made him land on the cricket field. And during 2017, RBI awarded him, with the position of Assistant Manager under the sports quota. And he can be seen endorsing for RBI in TV commercials.
5) Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev is a star of cricket who made India fall in love with cricket. He’s one of the greatest all-rounders during his earlier days of playing Cricket. And during 2008, the Indian Territorial Army conferred Kapil Dev, with the prestigious position of Lieutenant Colonel.
4) Joginder Sharma
Joginder Sharma is a synonym of hero for his bowling. He gave the victory to India against Pakistan during the final over of the 2007 ICC World T20. Sharma had even played a few matches for CSK, before fading away from the limelight of cricket. He was honored with the position of Deputy Superintendent in the Haryana Police.
3) Yuzhvendra Chahal
Known for his funny character and unique physique, Yuzhvendra Chahal is every fan’s favorite. Back in 2016, he impressed the nation with his spin-bowling combination and picking up the wickets, along with Kuldeep Yadav. Although it’s really hard to believe, the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s player holds the position of an Income Tax Inspector in the Income Tax Department.
2) Sachin Tendulkar
The God of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar ruled the Cricket World for over 23 years, with his significant skills and knowledge, he’s the first batsmen to score 200 in a single innings in ODI history. He’s the most capped player and the highest run-getter in ODI and test matches. However, the 47-year old is honored with the rank of a Group Captain in the Indian Air Force, during 2010.
1) MS Dhoni
He needs no introduction, he’s one of the most loved and influential cricketers all over the country. Under his guidance, India had reached many unparalleled heights and historic triumphs. The skipper has nurtured Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and many others. And in 2011, The Indian Territorial Army honored him with the position of Lieutenant Colonel and during 2019, he served the Indian army taking a two-month sabbatical.
These are the 7 Indian players who have the opportunity to serve the Indian Government Department after their retirement in the Cricket World.