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Aakash Mishra
Posted on 30 Jan, 2023
By Aakash Mishra
On 30 Jan, 2023
By Aakash Mishra
On 30 Jan, 2023

Did You Know These 3 Indian Cricketers Had A Disability?

Did You Know These 3 Indian Cricketers Had A Disability: As one of the world’s most popular sports, cricket is one of those careers that demand ample fitness. The growing popularity of cricket has made it necessary for the cricketers out there to focus more on their fitness to ensure their career is boosted to a large extent.

Being a cricketing fan, you may have known who Jonty Rhodes is, and you may have followed Martin Guptill and appreciated the rage of Shoaib Akhtar, but did you know that these players were disabled—shocked, right? Yes, Jonty Rhodes had ‘mild’ epilepsy, due to which the doctors advised him to stay away from the cricket, Guptill had two toes on his left foot, and Akhtar was flat-footed. 

The mentioned names were international cricketers, but did you know three Indian cricketers had a severe disability but somehow managed to overcome that and represent India in cricket. Being one of the world’s most decadent cricketing boards, BCCI has many talents under their kit. With this level of competition, if someone is disabled, a place in the playing XI should be appreciated. Among all the cricketers out there, we are here with an article about 3 Disabled Indian cricketers who played for team India. 

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3 Indian Cricketers Who Are Suffering From A Disability

Washington Sundar

Looking at his current form and overall performance in recent years, Sundar is one of India’s finest all-rounders. Thanks to his maiden half-century against New Zealand, India somehow escaped a shameful defeat in their home town.

Washington Sundar is a promising young cricketer on the verge of cementing his place in team India. But did you know someone like Sundar had been fighting a disability since childhood? According to the reports, Sundar was four to five years old when his parents were informed about his disability. Sundar is deaf in one ear. Instead of this, he never let his weakness affect his success. 

Despite this setback, Sundar never let his disability affect his success. He continued to work hard and hone his skills, eventually rising through the ranks to become a top-performing cricketer. His passion for the sport and his unwavering dedication have been an inspiration to many.

Sundar’s story is a testament to the power of perseverance and determination. Despite facing significant challenges, he refused to let them hold him back. Instead, he used them as motivation to work even harder and achieve his goals. His success is not just a reflection of his talent but also of his resilience and grit.

As Sundar continues to make his mark on the world of cricket, his story serves as a reminder that disabilities need not define us. With the right mindset and a commitment to hard work, we can overcome any obstacle and achieve our dreams. Sundar’s journey is an inspiration to many, and we can all learn from his example of perseverance and determination.

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the former Indian cricket captain, was undoubtedly one of the most skillful players of his time. Pataudi suffered a major setback at a young age of 20 when he met with a car accident that led to the loss of his right eye. Despite this, he continued to play cricket with a vision in only one eye.

There has been a lot of talk over the years about how exceptional a player Pataudi would have been if he had both his eyes. Some cricket pundits believe that he would have been the best batsman the world had ever witnessed had he not lost one of his eyes.

However, Pataudi’s performance on the field proved that his vision impairment had no effect on his game. In fact, it only made him more determined to succeed. Under his captaincy, India won its first overseas Test series in New Zealand in 1968, which was a historic moment for Indian cricket.

Pataudi was known for his aggressive captaincy, and he brought a new level of professionalism to the Indian cricket team. He was a true leader who inspired his team to give their best on the field and pushed them to achieve greater heights.

Despite his vision impairment, Pataudi was a master of the game. He played with a level of skill and finesse that was unmatched, and his contribution to Indian cricket will always be remembered. He was not just a great cricketer but also a true gentleman who lived with dignity and grace.

B. Chandrasekhar

Bhagwat Subramaniam Chandrasekhar, popularly known as ‘Chandra,’ was a spin-bowling wizard and a legendary Indian cricketer. He was an integral part of Team India’s spin quartet, which included EAS Prasanna, Bishan Singh Bedi, and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan. With his jumpy and sharp googly, Chandrasekhar was a jewel in the Indian cricket team’s cap, especially in overseas Tests, where he changed the complexion of the national team.

Chandrasekhar’s contribution to the Indian cricket team cannot be overstated. For a long time, the leg-spinner helped the national team win Test matches in foreign conditions. His ability to extract turn and bounce from the pitch made him a nightmare for the opposition batsmen. Chandrasekhar was a master of deception and could outfox even the best batsmen in the world. He took 98 wickets in just 14 Test matches when he was a team member, which speaks volumes about his skill and ability.

Chandrasekhar’s career spanned over a decade, during which he appeared in 58 Test matches for the national team. In these matches, he took 242 wickets and posted the best bowling figures of 8/79. These figures came in the famous match against England at the Oval in 1971, where he spun India to a historic victory. Chandrasekhar’s bowling was so good that it earned him the title of ‘Player of the Match’ in that game.

Despite being diagnosed with polio at a young age, which left his left hand withered, Chandrasekhar did not let this deter him from pursuing his dreams. He worked hard and honed his skills to become one of the best spin bowlers in the world. Chandrasekhar’s never-say-die attitude and determination to succeed are an inspiration to many.

Other Disable Cricketers In The World 

Tong Greig

Tony Grieg, a former English cricket team captain, excelled as a commentator after his cricketing career was cut short due to his interest in Kerry Packer’s World Series in 1977. Before his cricketing days, Grieg had epilepsy. Despite this, he was an all-rounder who bowled medium pace and off-spin. 

He played in 58 Test matches for England and scored eight centuries while also picking up six five-wicket hauls. Grieg was known for his dynamic playing style and ability to adapt to different situations on the field. After retirement, he became a prominent voice in cricket commentary, with his passion for the game shining through his analysis. His contributions to the sport will always be remembered by cricket fans worldwide.

 Len Hutton

Len Hutton, the former England opener, was considered one of the greatest batsmen by the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. Despite suffering from asymmetrical arms due to an injury during Commando training, Hutton persevered in his ambitions to continue playing cricket. His left arm was two inches shorter than his right, but this didn’t stop him from achieving greatness. 

In only his sixth Test appearance, Hutton scored the highest individual score of 364 runs. He resumed professional cricket in 1943 and played for England until 1955, ending his 79-match Test career. Hutton’s determination and skill made him a cricketing legend. Despite his physical limitations, he overcame them and proved that anything is possible with hard work and dedication. Hutton remains an inspiration to many aspiring cricketers around the world.

Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill, one of the most prolific run-scorers in limited-overs cricket for New Zealand, has had a remarkable journey in his cricketing career. However, his journey has not been without its share of challenges. At the young age of 13, Guptill met with a vicious injury in a forklift accident, which resulted in him losing three toes from his left foot. Despite this setback, Guptill continued to pursue his passion for cricket.

Guptill’s resilience and determination to overcome his injury have been remarkable. Despite having only two toes on his left foot, he has continued to play cricket at the highest level and has been one of New Zealand’s most consistent performers in white-ball cricket. He has developed a unique batting style, which has helped him to be successful in both T20 and ODI formats.

Guptill’s most memorable moment on the cricket field came in the 2015 World Cup when he registered his highest individual score of 237 not out against West Indies at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. He smashed 11 sixes and 24 fours in his innings, which helped New Zealand to reach a mammoth total of 393 runs in their 50 overs.

Guptill’s contributions to New Zealand cricket have been immense, and he continues to be an integral part of the team’s plans in limited-overs cricket. His success despite the injury is an inspiration to many aspiring cricketers around the world.

These cricketers began playing cricket after learning about their disability. Such players who follow their passion become role models for future generations.

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