He led by example on the kabaddi mat and he’s doing the same in the battle against the pandemic off it.

Puneri Paltan coach and Indian kabaddi legend Anup Kumar has been busy of late patrolling the streets of Delhi – Gurgaon at night to ensure the safety and well-being of the citizens.

One of the sport's most decorated athletes, Anup is also an Inspector with the Haryana Police and been posted in the nation's capital to maintain decorum as the nation continues its fight against the pandemic.

vivo Pro Kabaddi coach and Indian kabaddi legend Anup Kumar in police uniform Anup Kumar/Instagram

While the country remains in lockdown to curb and control the spread of the pandemic, the police across the nation has been hard at work, day and night, ensuring peace and order in these unprecedented circumstances.

Anup shared a few images of himself in his police uniform on his personal Instagram handle and wrote: “Hi friends! This is what I have been doing these days during nights, here in Gurgaon – Delhi region. It feels good to keep my beloved country safe during these troubled times.”

The 36-year-old also shared a photo of himself in a protective mask, a key mandate to keep oneself safe from contracting and spreading the virus. The Inspector also gave some sound advice to his followers in the same post, saying: “Stay safe, have good nutrition & engage in at least 20 minutes of exercise! That will help you in being bright during the lockdown.”

Anup isn’t the only braveheart that has donned his police uniform during this lockdown. Tamil Thalaivas skipper and vivo Pro Kabaddi superstar Ajay Thakur has also been busy keeping the streets safe in his native Himachal Pradesh, where he is a Deputy Superintendent of Police.