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Bedi urges BCCI to take visually challenged cricketers under its fold

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former and wicketkeeper urged the BCCI to take the Association for the Blind in (CABI) under its aegis, which will be a big boost for India's visually challenged cricketers.

Both and Kirmani were present during the Blind Conclave 2018, where the victorious national team which won for the Blind, last year, were also present.

in fact gave them the example of Tiger Pataudi, who played his entire international after losing an eye due to a

"Tiger lost eyesight before he made his Test debut. He hated if anyone sympathised with him. He never considered it as a physical disability and went on to become India's finest He was a Nawab but never behaved like one," Bedi said during the event.

"You all are inspiration for millions. I would expect the BCCI to take CABI under its fold and give all the assistance they require. You all have shown that even if you don't have eyesight, you can have vision," Bedi said.

Kirmani and inspired the cricketers with stories of their 1983 triumph against all odds.

"Our victory is nothing compared to what you people have achieved. You all are my heroes," said.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 18:35 IST