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An opener who can?t run

HE LIMPS while walking, can?t run and still is a cricketer of some substance. Meet local cricketer Arun Lohat, an undaunted opener of the Yuva Shakti junior team. His team is participating in the 26th Kamarlal Chaudhary Memorial Cricket Tournament being organised by Tiger Sports and Cultural Club at Bab-e-Aali Stadium.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2006 23:56 IST

HE LIMPS while walking, can’t run and still is a cricketer of some substance. Meet local cricketer Arun Lohat, an undaunted opener of the Yuva Shakti junior team. His team is participating in the 26th Kamarlal Chaudhary Memorial Cricket Tournament being organised by Tiger Sports and Cultural Club at Bab-e-Aali Stadium.

Ten years ago Arun fell from first floor of his house and had his right leg severely damaged. The leg didn’t develop as normal since. But Arun remained indomitable. “Though I have problem in my right leg, self-motivation encouraged me to lead life like others,” said Arun.

Amazingly, he is the opener of his team and at many occasions made his team win. When asked about any problem being faced by him in playing cricket, he replied that he has problem in running between the wickets. “I always take runner with me. I play shots and he runs for me,” said Arun.

On fielding, he said he fields in close positions so that he does have to run. “I believe that there is noting like impossible in this world, the need is to prove yourself even in odd situations”, said Arun, a Class X student. Even cricket fans and others laud his courage. “I have never such a spirited cricketer in my life”, said organizing committee president Amar Chaudhary.