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Sachin Tendulkar Applauds Amir Hussain: Triumph Of Passion And Perseverance
By CricShots - Jan 13, 2024 11:37 am
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Cricket transcends boundaries and inspires tales of resilience and passion. Recently, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar took a moment to commend the remarkable journey of 34-year-old differently-abled cricketer, Amir Hussain, hailing from Jammu and Kashmir. Amir not only captains the Para cricket team of his union territory but has been a professional cricketer since 2013.

Amir Hussain
Amir Hussain

Amir’s introduction to the world of Para cricket came through a perceptive teacher who recognized his latent talent. Despite losing both his arms in a tragic accident at the tender age of eight, Amir embraced the sport with unwavering determination. His unique batting style involves holding the bat between his shoulder and neck, while his bowling technique showcases remarkable skill using his feet.

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A video showcasing Amir’s prowess in the nets, donning Sachin Tendulkar’s jersey, caught the attention of the cricketing maestro. Tendulkar, moved by Amir’s dedication, expressed his admiration and shared a heartfelt desire to meet the inspirational cricketer. Sachin even expressed his wish to wear a jersey with Amir’s name, emphasizing the impact of Amir’s story in inspiring millions passionate about the game.

 

India’s cricketing landscape also includes a national blind cricket team, managed by the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI), affiliated with the World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC). The visually impaired team has etched its name in history, securing T20 World Cup victories in 2012 and 2017, along with ODI World Cup Championships in 2014 and 2018.

Recognizing the achievements of para-athletes, the Indian government recently honored 17-year-old para-archer Sheetal Devi with the prestigious Arjuna Award. Sheetal’s remarkable journey includes becoming the youngest World Archery Champion in the modern era, and securing India’s first-ever senior world championship in her debut international season.

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Amir Hussain’s story and Sachin Tendulkar’s acknowledgment underscore the transformative power of cricket, weaving a narrative that resonates beyond boundaries, celebrating the indomitable spirit of those who overcome challenges to pursue their passion for the game. In a nation that embraces diversity, these stories inspire and remind us of the unifying force of sport.