Navsari, Man is crippled in front of nature, but if man wants, he can overcome the natural defects and climb the heights of success by self-reliance. Similarly, Imran Malek of Navsari has hoisted the flag of India in international disabled cricket through constant hard work despite having a leg defect since birth. But unlike Indian cricketers, this disabled cricketer is forced to work as a waiter in a canteen to support his family.
This disabled youngster serving tea and breakfast to customers in the canteen of a private hospital in Navsari is an all-rounder cricketer of the Indian disabled cricket team. This divyang Imran Malek of Navsari has been the man of the match in the cricket match against Pakistan.
So far 5 international cricket matches have been played. But the bad thing is that while living in a joint family, playing for India, this cricketer is working as a waiter for 12 thousand rupees to earn his living. Imran was born without a heel in his left foot.
In order for Imran to walk on his feet, two operations were performed in his childhood, in which the crooked leg was straightened a little, but the leg was left with a permanent deformity.
As Imran tried to forget his mistakes and proved his mettle by playing cricket at the international level. Father of two Divyang Imran is preparing to play international cricket again next October. If Imran gets a government job along with getting government assistance, he is hoping to hone his game at the international level.
Imran has a joint family. Due to which it becomes difficult to make ends meet in the era of inflation. When Imran comes back from playing cricket at the international level, where will his two children Abba hamare liye leye..? When asked, Imran becomes speechless.
Because Imran has won the match and brought a medal and a certificate, but due to poor financial condition, he cannot bring anything for the children, so he just hugs and caresses the children.
Imran’s wife Sumaiya Malek said that according to sports experts, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is the richest board in the world. However, disabled cricketers are overlooked. The way Indian cricketers get the facilities, differently abled cricketers do not.
But now there is a movement to include cricket in the Olympic Games, so now the way has been opened for cricketers to get a place in the sports quota, so now there is hope for the disabled cricketers to get government benefits.
Gujarat conducts Khel Mahakumbha to bring children forward in sports. But at the international level, disabled cricketers do not get the facilities that normal cricketers get, which is disappointing for disabled players like Imran. So the government had to promote disabled cricket as well.HS1MS