Sachin Tendulkar is all praises for Jammu and Kashmir para cricketer Amir Lone: ‘Hope I get to meet him…’ | Video

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was all praises for the Jammu and Kashmir Para cricket team captain Amir Hussain Lone, when news agency ANI, released a video of the 34-year old batter playing the gamer wearing a jersey marked Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar took to microblogging platform X and exclaimed, “Amir has made the impossible possible”. Amir Hussain Lone hails from Waghama village in Bijbehara.

Amir Lone had met with an accident when he was 8 years old. Amir has been playing cricket professionally since 2013 after a teacher discovered his cricketing talent and introduced him to Para Cricket. 

Amir Lone lost both his arms in an accident at his father’s mill when he was eight years old, reports ANI. 

Sachin Tendulkar mentioned that he wanted to meet Amir Lone “and get a jersey with his name”. The former batter of Indian Men’s Cricket team congratulated Amir Lone for inspiring millions. 

“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.” Tendulkar captioned his X post.

Amir Hussain Lone informed ANI that the government at that time did not help him after the mill accident. 

“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,” Amir said to ANI.

“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,” the Jammu and Kashmir-born cricketer further informed ANI.

He stated that he gets a lot of praise from everywhere where he goes to play cricket.

Amir Hussain Lone said that Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are his and his team’s favourite players. “Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are our favourite players and if God wishes, we will meet them soon,” he concluded.

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Published: 13 Jan 2024, 08:34 AM IST

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