Sachin Tendulkar “touched” by J&K Para Cricketer’s playing skills

Srinagar, Jan 12 (KNS): India cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar shared a video of Jammu and Kashmir’s differently-abled cricketer Amir Hussain Lone. Tendulkar also shared the wish to meet the cricketer and get a jersey with his name on it.

Amir Hussain Lone, hailing from Waghama village in Kashmir, lost his arms at the age of eight while working at his father’s mill. But that didn’t dampen his love for cricket and eventually, a teacher discovered his talent and introduced him to professional sport.

“After the accident, I didn’t lose hope and worked hard. I can do everything by myself and I am not dependent on anyone. No one helped me after my accident. Not even the government supported me, but my family was always there for me,” said Amir.

Amir has mastered the unique skill of bowling with leg and batting by holding the bat between the neck and shoulder.

“I have been applauded for my game everywhere, and I think it’s because of god that my hard work paid off because bowling with the legs is really difficult, but I have learned all the skills and techniques. I do every task on my own, and I am not dependent on anyone except god,” the 34-year-old said.

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,” he said about his career.

Former India cricketer Ashish Nehra invited him to the 2016 T20 World Cup semifinal 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 X saying: “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.”(KNS)

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