3 Cricketers Who Defeated Disability

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Len Hutton
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Living with disability without a shadow of doubt is intimidating still, go-getters have no limits and know well how to turn a challenge into an opportunity.

Here is a list of 3 cricketers who beat disability to become a symbol of resilience and hope for others around them.

3. Waqar Younis (Missing Figure)
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During childhood Waqar Younis met with an accident which resulted in amputation of his left pinky finger. Still, not only was he able to brave the setback to become an all-time great fast bowler but during his career he also played quite a few useful knocks as a tail-end batsman to earn memorable victories for Pakistan.

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2. Bhagwat Chandrasekhar (Polio)
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar
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Despite suffering a polio attack as a child (that caused considerable damage to the left-arm) Bhagwat Chandrasekhar was able to go down in the history books as one of the best leg-spinners to have played Test cricket. Despite, the disability he represented India in 58 Tests and picked up 242 wickets.

1. Len Hutton (Asymmetrical Arms)
Len Hutton
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An unfortunate accident during a commando training course at the time of World War II left Len Hutton with a broken arm. Following the surgery his left arm ended up two inches shorter than his right arm. Not ready to give-up on his career Hutton made adjustments to his batting style and eventually, defeated disability to represent England again.

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Decades later Hutton is remembered as an unbelievable character and as one of the most successful batsman ever to have walked down a cricket field.