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Pakistan's Consul General praises spirit of Pak, India visually challenged cricketers


Hussain Muhammad (2nd from R) presents a trophy to a Pakistani cricketer at the ICC Cricket Academy Dubai on Friday.

Mian Mujahid Shah, Staff Reporter

Hussain Muhammad, Consul General of Pakistan in Dubai, praised the talented blind cricketers of Pakistan and India, after their T20 exhibition match in Dubai on Friday.

It was a pleasure watching the visually challenged cricketers exhibiting their sporting talent in Dubai, Hussain said during the ceremony of the second T20 match, which was won by the Indian team.

The Consul General was the chief guest at the post-match presentation ceremony of the Pakistan-India Blind Friendship Triangular Cricket T20 International series, held at the ICC Cricket Academy in Dubai.

Hussain-CG-blindmatch Hussain Muhammad and other officials during the in Dubai.

Hussain said that the people of Pakistan and India always enjoy cricket matches played between the two countries, but this match had impressed him a lot.

“It was for the first time that I watched a live match played by visually challenged players and their talent has really impressed me a lot. Dubai is a hub for trade, sports and diplomacy that provides an ideal environment for such type of healthy and positive activities among the neighbouring countries,” said the Consul General. 

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Hussain said that cricket and all other sports give the message of peace and promote love amongst people by dispelling misunderstanding and hatred.

Congratulating the winning Indian team on Friday’s victory, the Consul General appreciated the players of the Pakistani team for their efforts and also winning the first match of the three-match series. “Both the teams played well today. We look forward to a sensational and decisive final match of the tournament taking place on Sunday,” said Hussain.

Hussain-Indiaplayers Hussain Muhammad greets a blind Indian player in Dubai.

The Consul General met all players of the Pakistani and Indian teams and also presented trophies to the men of the matches. Syed Sultan Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Blind Cricket Council, presented a memento to the chief guest. 

Earlier Sunil Ramesh smashed 87 in 61 balls before a combined team effort helped the Indian men's cricket team for the blind defeat Pakistan by 46 runs in the second T20 of the ongoing Friendship Cricket Series for the blind in Dubai on Friday.

India scored 224/3 in 20 overs following a cameo by Ajay Kumar Reddy (42) and the Men in Blue restricted Pakistan to 178/6 to win the match. With this win in the second T20, India have now levelled the Friendship Cricket Series 1-1.

Blindcricketer-HussainCG Hussain Muhammad greets a blind Pakistani player in Dubai.

On Thursday, captain Badar Munir smashed a blistering century as Pakistan men's blind cricket team defeated India by five wickets in the first T20 of the Friendship Cricket Series for the blind in Dubai.

India scored 212/6 in 20 overs thanks to a gutsy knock by D. Venkateswara Rao (49) and skipper T. Durga Rao (61). However, Pakistan chased down the target with four balls to spare.


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