The Blind World Cup dedicated to the Indian Army says skipper Ajay Reddy
The Indian team beat Pakistan in the final of the Blind World Cup to claim the title.
Updated - Jan 21, 2018 11:07 pm
Defending champions India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan in the Blind Cricket World Cup final to lift their second title. A target of 309 was set ahead of them but Ajay Reddy’s men were clinical in their approach and ensured that they gave Pakistan no chance to take back the title.
India’s Sunil Ramesh top scored in the chase with 93. He was complemented well by the skipper who added 63 to the team’s cause. Although India stuttered towards the end, they didn’t panic. After winning the World Cup, the players were in extreme joy. They have now won the World Cup for the second time consecutively.
My team did a great job
While talking to the media after the World Cup triumph, Reddy said: “First of all we are really happy we won this World Cup. We have done a lot of hard work for getting here. My team did a great job.”
He also said that they would like to dedicate the World Cup win to the Indian Army.
“This win we dedicate for the Indian Army because they are working hard to ensure that the country’s common people remain safe. Some of them lose their lives also while doing that so we have decided that this win is dedicated to the Indian army,” he added.
The leader of the Men in Blue also mentioned that they discussed in the team meeting on the previous day to elect to bowl if they win the toss. Reddy felt that they had the ideal start in the game and everything went according to the plans. He also thanked everyone who prayed for their win.
“All the people who have prayed for our win, we thank them because since the beginning the game has gone our way,” the World Cup-winning skipper stated.
He told the media that he didn’t lose hope until the end. He was very confident that they will secure the victory. Speaking on how the game panned out, he said: “We had won the toss and we did decide to bowl first. We also managed to restrict them to a chasable total. We lost the openers quickly but Sunil played well. The team’s batting line-up is very strong. I don’t lose hope until the 11th man is out”. It is a wonderful gesture for the team to dedicate the win to the army.