Virat Kohli’s side should play blindfold match against the blind cricket crew, says CABI Secretary
There are two males cricket teams in India which have taken the World by the storm. One is the nationwide cricket crew led by Virat Kohli and the different is the blind cricket crew, that just lately gained the Blind World Cup.
John David, Secretary of Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) stated in an interview to India Today that Kohli and his males should play a blindfold match against the blind cricket side to know the stage of problem. India’s blind cricket crew has additionally gained 50-overs World Cup, two T20 World Cups, two Asia Cups and 4 bilateral sequence in the latest previous however are nonetheless preventing for recognition from BCCI.
Up for a match between Kohli’s crew and blind cricket crew, David stated, “They (the national cricket team) played a demo match where the Indian team was blindfold. Ravindra Jadeja was kneeling down and searching for the ball and Rohit mocked giving a tap on the head, you can’t even trace the ball. People will know about the level of difficulty that goes in playing cricket without eyesight. Our team got to play a bit against the mainstream Indian team in 2015. Ravi Shastri bowled and commented, If I shut my eyes for a moment, I don’t know where I am. It’s not as easy as it appears.”
Attending a media meet at BCCI headquarters together with David was CABI President Mahantesh who stated, “Last week we met BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and he was positive and the COA head Vinod Rai has also noted the progress we have made. We are feeling happy with the progress and in touch to move things forward. Soon the BCCI will announce support and cash rewards. With their support we can take things forward.”
Speaking on the issues confronted by the blind cricket crew, Mahantesh stated, “They have problem of leaves. For example, we were together during the World Cup for 50 days. Many have to manage jobs, family and concentrate on cricket also. There was a partially blind cricketer who played for us in the 2014 World Cup who was a daily labourer – working as construction worker. He was sitting in a corner and as we inquired told us about problems he had at home. All the players contributed and helped.”
“Now if someone is earning 400 rupees a day, he loses 20000 for giving up daily job and though blind also has to take care of the house. If we come under sports quota, it’s easy to get leaves.”
David added that the blind cricket side seems to be up at the nationwide crew players and even name one another by the names of nationwide players for inspiration. “Some like Sachin, some Virat. They give names to one another as properly. There is a boy Venkatesh we now have, who boys name Virat. Our keeper is known as Dhoni. He could be very fast. If you give him an opportunity he is not going to lose a possibility. So he’s a extremely popular wicket keeper. We even have a Sehwag who says I solely need to hit. They love the Indian cricket crew.