India’s blind cricket team’s winning streak6 min read 06 Apr 2018, 03:44 PM IST
No match fees, no salariesand yet India's blind cricket team has won four world cups in six years. Can BCCI support improve its prospects?
In a dusty school cricket ground in the early 2000s, 10-year-old Ajay Kumar Reddy would spend afternoons fending off bouncers, and barbs from teammates. For Reddy, who had lost vision in the left eye in an accident, those post-school cricket games with sighted peers were a tedious affair. Tracking the bounce of the ball was tricky, while fielding was often an exercise in guesswork. His teammates’ words stung. The universe felt unfair. He would cry every day.
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