New Delhi. If you have the courage to do something, then even when the circumstances are difficult, the path automatically emerges. Aamir Hussain Lone of Jammu and Kashmir is an example of this. When Aamir was 8 years old, he lost both his hands while working in his father’s mill. But, the passion for cricket was so much that despite losing both hands, he did not give up the game. A teacher noticed him and Aamir’s cricket career took off and today he is the captain of Jammu and Kashmir’s para cricket team.
Aamir Hussain was quoted by ANI as saying, "After the accident, I did not lose hope and kept working hard. I can do everything on my own and don’t depend on anyone. No one helped me after my accident. Even the government did not support me, but my family was always there for me."
#WATCH , Anantnag, J&K: 34-year-old differently-abled cricketer from Waghama village of Bijbehara. Amir Hussain Lone currently captains Jammu & Kashmir’s Para cricket team. Amir has been playing cricket professionally since 2013 after a teacher discovered his cricketing talent… pic.twitter.com/hFfbOe1S5k
— ANI (@ANI) January 12, 2024
Very difficult to bowl with foot: Aamir
34-year-old Aamir has mastered the unique art of bowling with his feet and batting by holding the bat between the neck and shoulder. He said that my game was appreciated everywhere and thank God that my hard work paid off because bowling with the feet is really difficult, but I have learned all the skills and techniques. I do everything on my own and I don’t depend on anyone except God.
Aamir has been playing para cricket since 2013
Aamir has been playing para cricket since 2013 and is currently the captain of Jammu and Kashmir para team. Talking about his cricket journey he said, "I played a national match in Delhi in 2013 and in 2018, I played an international match against Bangladesh. After that I also played cricket in Nepal, Sharjah and Dubai. Everyone was surprised to see me playing (bowling) with my feet and batting with my shoulders and neck. I thank God for giving me the strength to play cricket."
Sachin Tendulkar and Ashish Nehra have in the past praised Aamir for his strong courage and determination.