International Day of Persons with Disabilities; A cricketer without Arms
By: Dhanashri Kulkarni Shidhaye
Have anyone saw any player playing without arms…?
Can anyone do this impossible thing?
Well don’t think much as such impossible things happen in today’s world.
Well here we take a look that this super khiladi who separated this word impossible into I ‘m possible.
We are talking about Jammu -Kashmir boy whose passion is only cricket and he is world’s perhaps first and last cricketer who lost his arms but still plays.
Who is this boy…
His name is Aamir Hussein Lone of Waghama Valley in Bijbehara in Jammu and Kashmir. He is the captain of J and K para cricket team.
If we look at the his tragic history that Aamir lost both his arms when he was just 8 years old at his father’s bat manufacturing sawmill in 1997.
He was fiddling with the switches of the sawmill when both his arms were both his arms were severed on spot.
His parents had to sell their sawmill for the payment of hospital bills. He was in the hospital for three years but in this three years he didn’t gave up his dream of playing cricket perhaps it was his strong determination, dedication and devotion towards the game of cricket which made him now the captain of Jammu and Kashmir Para cricket team.
Finally after 12 years his long cherish dream of becoming a cricketer fulfilled and now he does batting, bowling and fielding with easy alike other cricketers.
He is devoted fan of living legend or cricket Master Mr.Sachin Tendulkar.
This confirmation news was by the Para Indian Cricket Secretary Dr.Siddiq Qureshi that Aamir Hussein Lone has been selected Para Indian Cricket Team.
Mr. Qureshi further quoted that they are organizing a tournament at Lucknow, city of Nawabs, and in Delhi this December and both the countries (most probably its Indo Pak) in the event.
He praised Aamir Hussein Lone’s all around performance and this would help his team and for Team India overall.
The state Government should have special packages for such rare talents from the sports quota and he said in one of the interviews that special coaching classes should be conducted for the disabled sportsperson as his team doesn’t have coach and so he coaches his team himself.
Due to his hardwork he was picked up for the Jammu and Kashmir Para Cricket Team in 2013 and soon he was appointed as the captain of the squad.
The devastating floods of 2014 in the Kashmir Valley kept Aamir away from the game for one year but the team management didn’t allow him to stay away from the game.
Further Aamir skippered the state team in the year 2015 Inter –State Para Cricket tournament which was held in Lucknow where his team won with flying colours against Manipur again in this tournament he gave an all round performance and everyone had appreciated his game.
So truly his story is an inspiration for everyone especially a disabled person around the country who has the dream to live their passion may be in arts or in sports.