Indian cricket players remain in the spotlight for one reason or other. Be it their personal life or professional life, Indian cricketers always manage to stay in news. This results in huge fan following around the world. Indian cricketers are unbelievably talented and therefore apart from cricket few players have been given honourable government jobs too.
1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was no doubt the most successful captain of Indian cricket team ever. Watching him play on the ground was just so joyful but apart from cricket, M.S. Dhoni was appointed as Lieutenant Colonel in Indian Territorial Army in 2011.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
Known as the God of cricket he was honoured as Group Captain in the Indian Air Force in 2010. He was also nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2012.
3. Harbhajan Singh
One of the most successful off-spinner the world has ever seen, Harbhajan Singh Plaha was honoured with the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police by the Government of Punjab.
4. Kapil Dev
The first Indian Captain who won the world cup, Kapil Dev was appointed as Lieutenant Colonel in Indian Army in 2008.
5. Umesh Yadav
The fast pace bowler of the Indian Cricket Team, Umesh Yadav, was honored with the position of Assistant Manager in Reserve Bank Of India.
6. Joginder Singh Sharma
Joginder Singh Sharma was a part of 2007 World Twenty20 cup winning team. He was given the task of bowling the last over in the match against Pakistan by Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. For his contribution to the Indian victory, he was honored with the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police by Haryana Government.
So there you go guys, Here are a few cricketers who were awarded high posting government jobs for their performance. Seems like being a sportsman comes with its own perks. These guys have played all over the world in various stadiums and countries. Check out these amazing cricket stadiums around the world which are sure to leave you in awe.