LUCKNOW || For a boy whose life is filled with the sounds of silence, his actions are louder than any of the others he has grown up with. As a spritely young kid, the All India Deaf U-19 team will have Aman Rizvi playing for the team. The team will be playing against the team of ordinary cricketers. Even the President has honoured this cricket star.
Lucknow’s Aman Rizvi is part of a team that is taking on the Mumbai Under-23 (General Cricketer) team in the Yashwant Siddhayay Memorial Cricket Deaf Tournament on March 30. The match will be played at the PJ Hindu Gymkhana ground in Mumbai. Aman is slated to leave for the Maximum city encounter on 27 March.
Aman has not only proven himself in cricket at a very young age, he has also excelled in his academic performance. His teachers have been quoted saying that he is a quick learner.
Aman has also created ripples abroad when in 2016, the Deaf International Cricket Championship held in Dubai saw him playing those crucial knocks against South Africa leading the Indian team to victory. He was the man of the match in this match. In 2017, he was again named Man of the Match for his good innings against Bangladesh and Nepal in the Asia Deaf Cup.
In this match, he scored 74 runs and took seven wickets. After this wonderful performance, the then President Pranab Mukherjee also honoured the entire team. Aman became the ‘Man of the Series’ in the Deaf Indian Cricket League in Punjab in 2018, on which he was given a car as a prize.