The T20 Team India squad has recently just won the Allan Border Cup for the Physically Disabled. What makes this special is that they played against the Singapore Cricket Club, whose players were all able-bodied men.
The three-day event saw both teams battle it out, and Team India emerged victorious on Days 1 and 2, and their rivals on the third day.
It was an action-packed 72 hours, with all three days seeing good cricket. The first day, the Indian team won the toss, decided to field, and beat the Singapore Cricket Club by three runs, with five balls to spare in the last over.
The second day, the Singapore Cricket Club won the toss, and decided to bat first, and lost the match. The Indian team won by seven wickets.
The 3rd day saw Team India win the toss, elect to bat, and lose the match. Singapore Cricket Club took Day 3 and won by eight wickets.
The players were happy to play the tournament, with captains of both sides expressing joy at having had the opportunity to play as opponents.
Team India’s Captain was Blade Cricketer Suvro Joarder, who also captained the team at the T20 cricket tri-nation series. More on that here.
As per a release by the Disabled Sporting Society, Mr Joarder was overjoyed, and the win was a big morale booster for the players.
He was proud of the team and considers the victory a sign that the team is ready to take on bigger challenges–more matches and international tournaments.
Cricket is a religion in our country, and winning at the Allan Border Cup for the Physically Challenged is a memorable victory for Team India. The cricketers were happy with their performance, and the success should add to their confidence for future tournaments.
Edited by:- Shruti Singhal