Blog By Helma | 24-04-18
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Meet Amir Lone. When he was merely eight years old he was involved in an accident in his father's sawmill, where he lost both his hands. Even at that age he only had one passion - cricket.
Today he is the captain of the Jammu state Para Cricket team. The journey was a long and difficult one, but he is glad he took it. He has proved to the world that you don't need arms to play cricket.
When he was younger, he could not even eat his food without someone's help. “When I tried to play cricket for the first time after the accident, people used to make fun of me. Now they are very supportive,” he said.
He continued learning and playing the sport for two years with his friends, despite his physical challenge.
“Batting was not a difficult task,” said Amir. “But bowling without arms was a miracle and I somehow managed to do it.”
He trained himself to do everything with his feet, from shaving and changing his clothes, to writing, eating, and eventually, bowling.
While in college, a teacher acknowledged his love for cricket and introduced him to “Para cricket.” The other players were doubtful of his talent but the time came when he could demonstrate his skills. “I grabbed the ball with my feet and bowled and I got a wicket on my first ball,” he said.
After so many years of training and practice, he is now the captain of the team and his family is very proud of him.