To represent the Indian cricket team at the international level is the dream of every young Indian kid. However, not everyone is successful in fulfilling their desire. Very few make it to the domestic level, and from there, a select bunch of players dons the blue jersey for the Indian team.
Although the Indian team players earn a massive salary, they also have a respectable job in government departments. Here, in this article, we will look at those seven current Indian cricketers who hold decent government jobs.
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The right-arm fast bowler from Vidarbha, Umesh Yadav, grabbed everyone’s attention with his raw pace in the early 2010s. Soon, he improved his line and length to become an essential member of the Indian cricket team. He receives limited opportunities to play, but he makes sure that he plays a match-winning role.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore speedster earlier tried to become a police constable. However, right now, he is holding the position of assistant manager in Reserve Bank of India. Many fans would have spotted him in the RBI commercials.
Probably the most famous entry on this list is MS Dhoni. The right-handed wicket-keeper batsman from Ranchi played a pivotal role in India’s success in the 2011 World Cup. He also led the nation to historic triumphs in the 2007 T20 World Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
Dhoni holds the position of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army. The former Indian skipper had also donned customized gloves during the 2019 World Cup to show his pride in the position.
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Like MS Dhoni, Kapil Dev played an essential role in the rise of cricket in India. The popularity of this sport reached the next level after Kapil Dev and his men won the ICC World Cup in 1983. Kapil motivated his men to beat the mighty West Indies team in the finale.
In 2008, the Indian Territorial Army conferred him the honorary position of Lieutenant Colonel, the same place that MS Dhoni holds.