March 2, 2021

Former skipper of bodily challenged India cricket group applies for peon’s job in NADA



Dinesh Sain has worn the India blue on a cricket area and even led the nationwide group for the bodily challenged however the vagaries of life have now made him determined for a peon’s job at the Nationwide Anti Doping Company (NADA).

Inflicted with polio since start, Sain performed 9 video games for India’s bodily challenged group between 2015 and 2019, additionally captaining the facet throughout this time. At 35, he’s presently in search of a gentle earnings to assist his family — spouse and a one-year-old toddler.

“I’m 35 and presently in first 12 months of my commencement. After 12th commonplace, I solely performed cricket, represented India however I’ve no cash now. There may be one emptiness for a peon’s submit in NADA,” Sain advised PTI from his Sonepat house.

Dinesh’s elder brothers have taken care of him and his family until now however he he says that point is working out and that’s the reason he’s determined to get the NADA job.

“The age restrict for regular folks on this job (peon) is 25 and for the PH class (Bodily handicapped), it’s 35 years. So, that is my final probability to get a authorities job,” Dinesh, who had earlier appeared for peon’s interview at District courtroom, mentioned.

His solely remorse nowadays is the truth that regardless of taking part in for the nation, fame and cash eluded him.

“Certainly one of my legs has been affected by polio since start. However my ardour for cricket by no means made me realise I’m disabled. Within the 2015 version of a five-nation match in Bangladesh (India received the 2019 version in England), I used to be highest wicket-taker with eight wickets from 4 video games. I received two towards Pakistan,” he recollected.

The truth is, Dinesh travelled to England in 2019 with the group that emerged champion however as an official.

They did not embrace me within the squad however requested me to affix in order that I may information the brand new boys. There may be a lot of expertise the place bodily drawback just isn’t an obstacle. However then who will take care of us?” was his angst stuffed query.

As he concluded, Dinesh mentioned that if he will get the job at NADA, it is going to assist him stay connected to the sport, mentoring younger gamers.

“I can’t play cricket anymore however I must feed my family and I wish to stay connected to the sport,” he mentioned.