Cricketers work hard to become one of the best players in the world. Once they attain that spot, they turn out to role models. Meanwhile, in India, cricket is religiously followed by 130 crores of people and they literally worship the players. They follow the game very passionately and comes down hard on the cricketers if India lose any match. As a result, being in a cricketer’s shoe in a country like India is a challenging task as well.
Meanwhile, everyone dreams to play for the country but only a handful of them manage to make it to the side. It requires a lot of hard work, determination and the hunger to succeed. At times, cricketers are rewarded with government jobs for their immense contribution to the sport. There are only a handful of Indian cricketers who have government jobs.
Here we look at the 6 Indian cricketers who have government jobs:
1. Umesh Yadav
Team India fast bowler Umesh Yadav, after making impressive gains in international cricket, has also landed himself with a government job. Before the Champions Trophy, the RBI officer came and did the formality. In July before Sri Lankan tour, Yadav was made the RBI assistant manager. Meanwhile, it was a long-cherished dream of his father, who wanted his son to do a government job. Umesh had earlier prepared for the post of a constable but missed the test by a whisker.
Meanwhile, the Vidarbha Express, as he is popularly known, has represented 46 Test matches, 75 One day international matches, and seven T20Is scalping 259 international wickets. While he looks to be on the wrong foot of India’s limited-overs side, Umesh is keen to cement his berth in the red-ball format of the game.