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13. Shikha Pandey, IAF

Shikha Pandey from Goa, the first woman who became part of the Indian women’s team from Goa. She plays as a fast bowler in the Indian team. The first and only Indian Air force officer to play for Indian Women’s Cricket Team. She joined Indian Air Force by cracking the prestigious Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) exam and then clearing the Service Selection Board (SSB) exam (interview).

12. Umesh Yadav, Assis. Manager RBI

The Promising fast bowler of Indian Men’s Cricket team who did a magnificent performance in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup by taking 18 wickets in the tournament and was also the third highest wicket-taker in the tournament, Umesh Yadav, has permanent job in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) at the post of Assistant Manager. 

 11. Sushma Verma, DSP, HP

The Right Handed Wicketkeeper Batter of Indian Women’s Cricket Team, Sushma Verma Devi, is also Deputy Superintendent of Police, Himachal Pradesh. After the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, the post was offered to her by the then CM of Himachal Pradesh Shri. Virbhadra Singh. 

10. Joginder Sharma, DSP, Haryana

Joginder Sharma has played only 4 ODIs and 4 T20Is for India but still everyone remembers his name! Yes, that last over, 2007 T20 World Cup, India vs Pakistan, Misbah-ul-Haq, who was already past 50, on strike, Dhoni had to take a big call as to who should bowl the last over. He chose Jodinger Sharma over Harbhajan Singh and the rest is history. Currently Joginder Sharma is serving as a Deputy Superintendent of Police in Kurukshetra District of Haryana. Last year ICC shared a picture of Sharma on Duty (https://twitter.com/ICC/status/1243931358138896385?s=19)

9. Ekta Bisht, Indian Railways

The Left Handed Batter and Left Arm Slow orthodox bowler of Indian Women’s Cricket Team, Ekta Bisht who is only Indian player to have a hat-trick in Women’s T20I also played an important role for India in 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, is Officer in Indian Railways.

8. Harbhajan Singh, DSP, Punjab

One of the greatest Indian Spin bowler, Harbhajan Singh aka Bhajji aka Bhajju Paa was offered Deputy Superintendent of Police post by the then CM of Punjab Shri. Prakash Singh Badal in 2002 after his terrific performance in the Test Series against Australia where he took 32 wickets in the series with one Hat-trick by dismissing Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, & Shane Warne. 

7. HarmanPreet Kaur, DSP, Punjab

The star Indian batter, captain of Women’s T20I team, who holds the record of an unbeaten 171 against Australia in the World Cup, HarmanPreet Kaur is also the Deputy Superintendent of Police in Punjab Police. The post was offered to her by current Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amrinder Singh.

6. Yuzvendra Chahal, Inspector, IT

Mastermind of White Ball, star spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal aka Yuzi Chahal has got into Income Tax department at the post of Inspector.

5. K L Rahul, Assis. Manager RBI

Kannur Lokesh Rahul, the most talented current Indian Batsman, only Indian player after Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma to score a century in all three formats of Cricket (Test, T20I, ODI), who was made Vice Captain of Indian team in ODI & T20I at 2020-2021 Tour of Australia is also serving the nation through Reserve Bank of India. He is Assistant Manager in RBI

4. Kapil Dev, Lt. Colonel, Indian Army

The Extraordinary All-rounder, the extraordinary Captain of Indian cricket team, 434 test wickets, 263 ODI wickets. 5248 Test runs, 3783 odi runs, 10 centuries. A lethal 175 not out against Zimbabwe and a World Cup Trophy. The Great Kapil Dev aka Kapil Paaji was honoured by Indian Army in 2008, Indian Army granted him the prestigious post of Lieutenant Colonel. 

3. Mithali Raj, Indian Railways

One of the greatest women cricketer in the world. The highest run getter in ODIs (7098 runs), youngest player to score a double hundred in test, fifties in seven consecutive innings, an unbeaten century (114) on debut at the age of 16 in 2002, longest cricketing career in women’s cricket (more than 21 years), and current captain of Indian Women’s ODI team, Mithali Raj, is an officer in Indian Railways.

2. Sachin Tendulkar, IAF

The God Of Cricket, the Bharat Ratna, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar on 3rd of september 2010, became Group Captain in Indian Air Force, he is the only cricketer and only man with no background of aviation to be a Group Captain in IAF.

1. Lt. Col. MS Dhoni, Indian Army

Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Singh Dhoni

All three ICC trophies in Cabinet, 3 IPL trophies in Cabinet, 2 Champions League trophies in Cabinet and many more… MS was given the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in Indian Army. After training for more than a month with the parachute regiment, MS officially joined his duty in Kashmir valley on July 31 2019. On April 2, 2018, MS Dhoni received the country’s third highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan from President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan, dressed as an army officer.

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