New Delhi, July 28
Dinesh Sain has worn the India blue on a cricket discipline and even led the nationwide staff for the bodily challenged however the vagaries of life have now made him determined for a peon’s job on the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA).
Inflicted with polio since start, Sain performed 9 video games for India’s bodily challenged staff between 2015 and 2019, additionally captaining the aspect throughout this time. At 35, he’s at the moment on the lookout for a gentle earnings to help his household — spouse and a one-year-old toddler.
“I am 35 and currently in first year of my graduation. After 12th standard, I only played cricket, represented India but I have no money now. There is one vacancy for a peon’s post in NADA,” Sain informed PTI from his Sonepat residence.
Dinesh’s elder brothers have taken care of him and his household until now, however he says that point is working out and that’s the reason he’s determined to get the NADA job.
“The age limit for normal people in this job (peon) is 25 and for the PH category (Physically handicapped), it is 35 years. So, this is my last chance to get a government job,” Dinesh, who had earlier appeared for peon’s interview at district courtroom, mentioned.
His solely remorse today is the truth that regardless of enjoying for the nation, fame and cash eluded him.
“One of my legs has been affected by polio since birth. But my passion for cricket never made me realise I am disabled. In the 2015 edition of a five-nation tournament in Bangladesh (India won the 2019 edition in England), I was highest wicket-taker with 8 wickets from four games. I got two against Pakistan,” he recollected.
In reality, Dinesh travelled to England in 2019 with the staff that emerged champion however as an official.
They did not embody me within the squad however requested me to affix in order that I may information the brand new boys. There is a lot of expertise the place bodily drawback just isn’t an obstacle. But 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 will not play cricket anymore but I need to feed my family and I want to remain attached to the game,” he mentioned. PTI