Amir Hussain Lone (born 1990) is an cricketer from Bijbehara village in Jammu and Kashmir.[1] He is known for being an armless cricketer[2] and the captain of the Jammu and Kashmir para-cricket team.[3][4]

Amir Hussain
Amir Hussain Lone, an armless cricketer from Kashmir
Personal information
Full name
Amir Hussain Lone
Born1990 (age 33–34)
Bijbehara, Anantnag district, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2013-presentJammu and Kashmir para-cricket team
Source:[citation needed], 16 January 2023

Career edit

Lone lost his hand at the age of 8 in 1997, due to his family's sawmill.[5] Despite this setback, he still began playing cricket with his legs and quickly became known for his unique and innovative style of play.[6]

In 2013, Lone's team played in Delhi against the Kerala cricket team. He made headlines for his performance, as he was able to bat by putting his bat between his neck and chin and bowl with his legs.[7]

References edit

  1. ^ "With no arms, Bijbehara youth bowls, bats, washes, writes, eats, inspires to dream". Rising Kashmir. 6 April 2021. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Amir Hussain Lone, a Cricketer Without Hands But Not Courage". NDTV. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  3. ^ "Despite losing both his arms at 8, Amir Hussain Lone has mastered cricket". BBC News. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  4. ^ Raj, Rohan (14 September 2017). "Between Bullets & Death: The Story Of These J&K Cricketers Is An Inspiration For All Youth". MensXP. Archived from the original on 24 May 2022. Retrieved 16 January 2023.
  5. ^ "In pictures: The remarkable tale of Aamir Hussain Lone, the armless Indian cricketer". Sports360. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  6. ^ "Playing cricket with no arms". BBC News. 27 March 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  7. ^ "Kashmir Man Who Was Told He Was 'As Good As Dead' After Losing Both Arms Is Now a Cricket Star". People. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2023.