J&K Para Cricketer’s Playing Skills gets Admiration from Sachin Tendulkar

JAVID AHMED
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India cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar has shared a video of a differently-abled cricketer Amir Hussain Lone from Jammu and Kashmir. He also shared the desire to meet the cricketer and get a jersey with his name on it.

Amir Hussain Lone, 34-years-old, who hails from Waghama village in Kashmir lost his arms at the age of eight while working at his father’s mill. However he didn’t diminish his love for cricket and eventually, a teacher discovered his talent and introduced him to professional sport.

Post the accident, Aamir did not lose hope and worked hard. He performs everything by himself and is not dependent on anyone. No one had helped him after his accident. Amir has mastered the unique skill of bowling with leg and batting by holding the bat between the neck and shoulder.

Aamir has been much-admired for his game everywhere and he pays utmost gratitude to almighty Allah that his hard work paid off. Bowling with the legs is really difficult; however he learned all the skills and techniques. Presently he performs every task on his own.

Amir has been playing para cricket since 2013 and is the captain of the Jammu and Kashmir para side. “I played nationals in Delhi in 2013, and in 2018, I played an international match against Bangladesh. After that, I played cricket in Nepal, Sharjah and Dubai. Everyone was shocked to see me playing with my legs (bowling) and batting with my shoulder and neck. I thank God for giving me the strength to play cricket,” Aamir Hussain Lone.

In 2016, former India cricketer Ashish Nehra invited him to the 2016 T20 World Cup semi-final that was played between India and West Indies at Wankhade stadium in Mumbai. On the other hand, legend Sachin Tendulkar appreciated the effort by Lone and posted on twitter quoting: “And Amir has made the impossible possible. I am so touched watching this! Shows how much love and dedication he has for the game. Hope I get to meet him one day and get a jersey with his name. Well done for inspiring millions who are passionate about playing the sport.”

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