India's blind cricket captain gives pep talk in Mumbai college
Ajay Reddy, captain of the blind World Cup-winning cricket team, showed his abilities to lead and motivate when he spoke to students at the Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics in Vile Parle.
28-year-old Reddy talked about his own struggles as he started playing the game for the first time. The group of students, made up of graduate and post graduate levels, listened closely to every word.
Reddy talked about how his parents discouraged him from becoming a cricketer as they were poor. But he convinced them that it was the best path for him and worked hard.
Reddy is a graduate and is a manager with the State Bank of India in Hyderabad. He hopes his speech will inspire some youngsters to chase their dreams.
The good news for the blind cricket team is that they will not have to part with their prize money. Earlier they had to contribute some amount from the prize money to assist in the functioning of the blind cricket association. Now with the BCCI stepping in, the players are relieved.