India’s 2007 World T20 final hero Joginder Sharma who was instrumental in India’s victory in the final over was struck with a personal and grave tragedy after his father Om Prakash Sharma was attacked by two criminals, who attacked him with a knife, stabbed him and looted him near his shop in Rohtak. Joginder Sharma is best known for the dismissal of Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq in the final over to help India lift the T20 World Cup trophy. However this time the mention of the former cricketer’s name did not bring fond memories but actually this piece of gruesome news. As per a report in HT, Joginder Sharma’s father, 68-year-old Om Prakash Sharma was leaving for home after closing his confectionery shop near Kathmandi in Rohtak when two youths came to purchase cold drinks and cigarettes. The duo left after making the purchases but later returned and attacked the cricketer’s father.

In the complaint that Joginder Sharma’s father lodged with the police he said, “They first tried to take cash from my pockets. But when I tried to stop them, one of the boys took out a knife and tried to stab me in my stomach. I stopped him by holding the knife in my hands. They then entered my shop and took all the cash from the drawer. They took nearly Rs 7,000.” Om Prakash Sharma was locked by the criminals inside his own confectionery shop. Later an injured Om Prakash called his other son Deepak who then rushed to the shop and broke the lock before taking his injured father to the hospital. Indian Cricket Player Jasprit Bumrah’s Grandfather, Santokh Singh Bumrah Drives an Auto to Make Ends Meet

Deepak Sharma said, “He suffered knife injuries in his hands when he tried to stop them from stabbing him in the stomach. He has been discharged now.” Police have registered a case against unknown attackers under sections 342 and 379 B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Joginder Sharma got a job with Haryana Police after his magnificent performance in the T20 World Cup and now ranks as the Deputy Superintendent of Police.