Defeated the Physical Disability

Here are some great players from cricketing world who did great despite their physical disabilities. They defeated their disabilities with determination. Cricketers who defeated their disabilities.

  1. Tony Grieg: Great all rounder was affected by epilepsy at the age of 12 due to an accidentally.
  2. Jonty Rhodes: From South Africa had a mild epilepsy as a kid.
  3. Shoaib Akhtar: Called the Rawalpindi Express, he was the fast bowler from Pakistan. He has Flat feet and hyperextension in joints causing swelling in knees.
  4. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi: Indian Captain lost his eye in a car accident at 20 years.
  5. Bhagwath Chandrasekhar: Chandrasekhar was a unorthodox leg spinner. Many batsman couldn’t understood his leg spinners. This typical action was developed due to a withered right arm which was caused by polio.
  6. Len Hutton: During World War Second he was injured and after operations had asymmetrical arms.
  7. Martin Guptill: Martin Guptill is an opening batsman from New Zealand. He lost three toes on his left foot in a accident at the age of 13 but he is playing despite this handicap for 11 years.

One Planet : Seven Worlds

Sir David Attenborough is an icon in the field of wildlife world. He has explored and brought his rendezvous with nature to common man through his extraordinary documentaries. Now he has brought this documentary “One Planet Seven Worlds” which will be on BBC Earth.

Our Earth has 70% water in the form of oceans and 30% landmass. In the beginning, whole landmass was one continuous mass. At that time, lot was happening inside the Earth. Lots of tectonic activity was occurring and lava as it was cooling down was also spewing out.

Tectonic plates were colliding and pushing against one another. Slowly the single landmass began breaking into fragments. Ultimately it broke into 7 stable land masses separated from each other by the water. These are the seven continents. Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, North America, Oceania and Antarctica.

Each continent has unique climate and geology which has given rise to stunning individual bio-diversities on each continent. That is why, Attenborough calls them Seven Worlds. The series will feature remarkable, new behaviour from different continents. From the extremely hot African plains to frozen waters of Antarctica.

He will also touch how we are now destroying the habitat of the wildlife. Due to this, some species are faced with extinction. Forests are being cut, extreme fishing and pollution is threatening our own and the wildlife existence.

Trailer of One Planet Seven Worlds

Introduction features a very soulful song “Out There” by Australian born singer Sia.

“I pray
Yeah, I’m hoping that if I pray
Maybe you’ll talk back
‘Cause I pray for some faith, some faith today

This walk feels longer in the dark tonight
No hand to hold, no hand in sight
I pour my heart out to the blackest sky
Oh, spirit, can you hear my soul’s cry?

Can you hear my call? Can I have a sign?
‘Cause I am losing hope
Yeah, on my darkest night

This walk feels longer in the dark tonight
No hand to hold, no hand in sight
I pour my heart out to the blackest sky
Oh, spirit, can you hear my soul’s cry?

No, I don’t wanna walk alone, I want to believe
‘Cause I am losing hope
As love will speak to me
Can you hear my call? Can I have a sign?
‘Cause I am losing hope
Yeah, on my darkest night

I got a feeling you’re out there
I got a feeling you’re out there”

Video on Youtube Link

Sia Kate Isobelle Furler