Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Fans in the sports world often stumble upon with many inspiring stories of players defying all odds in order to climb up the ladder of success. One such story about Jammu and Kashmir cricketer Amir Hussain Lone has recently stunned several fans in India and across the globe.

Amir is an armless cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir and currently captains the state’s Para cricket team. He is recently making waves in internet after the video of him batting in the nets went viral over various social media platforms.

Amir, who hails from Waghama village in Kashmir, met with a tragic accident at his parents bandsaw mill which cost him both arms. However, the 34-year-old has kept his passion for cricket alive and relentlessly pursued the game to become a professional in it.

Despite losing both his arms, Amir began playing cricket with legs and quickly became famous for his innovative style of playing. Amir’s school teacher played an important role in his success as he discovered his talent and introduced him to Para cricket. 

Amir first ventured into Para cricket during the college days. He not only scored runs but also went on to lead Jammu and Kashmir Para team. Ever since Amir was appointed J&K captain, he has been local hero.

The armless cricketer grabbed headlines for his performance against Delhi, wherein he put his bat in between neck and chin and bowl with his legs in 2013.

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar hailed Amir and called him an inspiration to all. Sachin also terms him as the ‘Real Leg Spinner’.

“Defying odds with every delivery, Amir stands out as the "REAL LEG SPINNER"! You're an inspiration to all,” Sachin wrote on x.

Sachin and Amir shared the field in the opening match of the Indian Street Premier League 2024 (ISPL).