Chandigarh, Sept 25 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced a cash reward of Rs 21 lakh for cricketer Joginder Sharma, who hails from Haryana, for creating history in the first Twenty-20 World Cup Cricket match.
"Mr Joginder Sharma first got the wicket of Younis Khan and then the winning wicket of Misbah-ul-Haq thus enabling India win the final match from Pakistan at Johnesburg in South Africa last evening," Mr Hooda said.
The Chief Minister said that Joginder Sharma took the crucial wicket of Misbah-ul-Haq at such a time when the match could twist in favour of Pakistan.
The Chief Minister said that Joginder Sharma, who hails from Rohtak district of the state, had created history and done the state and the nation proud. "This victory of the young Indian team has infused a new life in cricket," Mr Hooda said.