India's blind cricket captain gives pep talk in Mumbai college
February 11, 2018
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.
Read more on Newz Hook
- Accessibility April 22, 2019 Court order paves way for woman without fingerprints to get Aadhaar card
- Events April 18, 2019 Playful Parenting for Happier Urban Families
- Headlines April 19, 2019 Congress spokesperson attacks her party
- Accessibility April 18, 2019 Platforms at Coimbatore railway station will now get lifts
- Technology April 15, 2019 Low cost foot orthosis among the promising innovations on display at IIT-Bombay's annual device expo
- Get-hooked April 18, 2019 People with disabilities must consider issues not propaganda - Dr B S Patil & Monika S Kshatriya
- Headlines April 16, 2019 Yogi, Mayawati banned by ECI
Want to feature your inspiring story or share an event with the disabled community? Write to:
Newz Hook - Accessible News