Cricketers Excelling in both Cricket and Government Roles: Getting a government job and playing cricket for the Indian team is the dream of many Indians. But the bitter truth is that dreams do not come true. Very few players are able to travel to domestic cricket and among them, only a select few get the privilege of playing for India in the blue jersey. Today many indian players hold respectable posts in government offices.
Here is Top 5 Cricketers Excelling in both Cricket and Government Roles
1. Umesh Yadav (Current Role: Assistant Manager at RBI)
Umesh Yadav, the rapid-paced bowler hailing from Vidarbha, captured the cricketing world’s attention with his speed around 2010. With dedication and perseverance, he fine-tuned his line and length, evolving into a vital asset for Team India. Though he now plays for India less frequently, when he does, he consistently delivers impressive performances. Interestingly, Umesh Yadav originally aspired to become a police constable, but he now holds the esteemed position of Assistant Manager at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), a familiar face to fans due to his appearances in RBI advertisements.
2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Current Role: Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army)
The most renowned name on our list is undoubtedly Mahendra Singh Dhoni. As a right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman hailing from Ranchi, he led India to World Cup victory after a 28-year gap and achieved further glory by guiding India to T20 World Cup victory in 2007 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. Beyond his cricketing accomplishments, Dhoni holds the distinguished rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army. During the 2019 World Cup, his customized wicket-keeping gloves adorned with the Army’s insignia garnered widespread attention.
3. KL Rahul (Current Role: Assistant Manager at RBI)
KL Rahul, the stylish opening batsman from Karnataka, is celebrated for his technical prowess. Despite falling short of expectations after a stellar performance against New Zealand, he remains a valuable asset to the Indian cricket team. Similar to Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul serves as an Assistant Manager at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and frequently appears in Apex Bank advertisements.
4. Yuzvendra Chahal (Current Role: Income Tax Inspector in the Income Tax Department)
Yuzvendra Chahal, a skilled bowler in the Indian cricket team, is not only recognized for his cricketing abilities but also for his witty sense of humour and amusing interpretations, which have endeared him to fans. He is often seen engaging in friendly banter with fellow players such as Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in public. Surprisingly, this player from Royal Challengers Bangalore holds the position of an Income Tax Inspector in the Income Tax Department and boasts a significant following on the social media platform TikTok.
5. Sachin Tendulkar (Current Role: Group Captain in the Indian Air Force)
The final and most illustrious name on our list is Sachin Tendulkar, often referred to as the “God of Cricket.” He holds the prestigious rank of Group Captain in the Indian Air Force. Sachin Tendulkar achieved a historic milestone by becoming the first cricketer to score 200 runs in a One Day International (ODI) match, accomplishing this remarkable feat against South Africa in 2010.