Sohel F Fidai…
The Specially-Abled India XI, all set to embark on the World Cup, did not let a missing limb or two to come between them and their spirit as they gave Boxy Boyz Celebrity XI a run for their money at a friendly exhibition cricket match at Goregaon Sports Club
Aditya Pancholi did the toss while Shabbir Ahluwalia, Dilip Agarwal, Dillzan Wadia, Samir Kochhar, Varun Badola, Sharad Kelkar, Bhakhtyar Irani, Manav Gohil, Mudasir Ali, Anupam Bhattacharya, Indraneil Sengupta, Abhishek Kapur and many others played with the special team. The Indian disabled players, congregated from different parts of the country, to play the match, relished the experience of playing as well as meeting and talking to the celebrities. Armaan Kohli, Arvinder Singh, Sonali Raut – The Face of the tournament and Dillzan Wadia, who mentored the team, ensured were there to cheer and encourage the players at every step.
As Coach Deepak Kamboj put it, “Our players came together at the last minute from different parts of India. Each has made his mark in his state. This match has given the team the encouragement and strength to take on international teams at the World Cup. We are thankful to Dillzan Wadia and Boxy Boyz XI to have made this experience possible. We now want to make India proud.”