National Cricket Tournament for the Blind saw light in a blind commentator

Mohammed Azam has been a commentator for the last 10 years and gives voice to the match by magnifying detail to sound

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The 24th National Cricket Tournament for the Blind was held in Mumbai a few days ago where eight states from across the nation participated in the tournament. The players put on an exceptional performance as Andhra Pradesh defeated Gujarat by seven wickets to clinch the title in the finals on Friday.

The tournament was hosted by the Cricket Association for the Blind of Maharashtra (CABM).

A standout performance during this tournament was a certain Mohammed Azam, who didn’t play but was a part of the commentary team. Azam commentated in English and was exceptional.He has been commentating over the last 10 years.

Commentating for a visually impaired person isn’t easy as the person has to pay detailed attention to the match.

The stumps in blind cricket are made out of metal and the bat and ball are also special to make more sound and the commentator then analyses what’s going on during the game.

He has kept Ravi Shastri as the benchmark and is also practising commentary in Hindi.

Andhra Pradesh won the toss and chose to field, restricting Gujarat to 250 for 9 in their allotted 35 overs.

Durga Rao was the standout bowler for Andhra Pradesh with 4-28.

AP batsman T Krishna scored an unbeaten 103 in 97 balls to take his side home. Their captain Ajay Reddy made 32 in 24 balls, while Venkatesh Rao scored 66 in 56 balls.

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