In many instances, cricket has changed the lives of players. There are few cricketers who have gone from rags to riches after their careers took off. Sadly, there are also some players who have turned their backs on cricket after their careers ended. They went from riches to rags after the downturn.
Unfortunately, Nesh Tumda, a member of India’s Blind Cricket Team, falls into the second category. He was a member of the winning Blind World Cup squad in 2018. As a result of Covid 19, the world was under lockdown, which made matters worse for him.
The player had to sell vegetables and do labour in Gujarat’s Navsari region. Naresh stated that “I earn Rs 250 a day by doing labour work. I have requested chief minister thrice for a job but didn’t get a reply. I urge the government to give me a job so that i can take care of my family.“
In addition, when they arrived in India after winning the world, he met a number of high-ranking people, including President Ram Nath Kovind. After the tournament, he thought he could get the job quickly. That wasn’t what he expected to happen.
India’s Blind Cricket Team became world champions in 2018
India and Pakistan met in the final of the 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup. The Indian side chased down the target of 309 runs in 38.2 overs, losing 8 wickets themselves. Only a few balls remained, and the Indians won. The cricketer has now requested that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi provide him with a job for his livelihood.