Naresh Tumda, India's Blind Cricket World Cup Winner, Working As A Labourer To Earn His Livelihood

Updated - 09 Aug 2021, 09:22 PM

Naresh Tumda. (Credits: Twitter)

Gujarat’s Naresh Tumuda’s story has been quite depressing to hear. Naresh Tumuda was part of India’s squad that won the Blind Cricket World Cup in 2018. However, three years later, at present, the youngster has to work as a labourer to survive. India beat Pakistan in that World Cup final in Sharjah by two wickets, chasing 309 successfully.

Naresh Tumda has been an immensely talented cricketer, having started playing the sport aged five. He earned selection in the Gujarat team back in 2014 and soon got an opportunity to play for India. However, sadly, with the economic condition fluctuating, Tumda is forced to work as a labourer to earn a livelihood.

Naresh Tumda. (Credits: Twitter)

Naresh Tumda had applied for plenty of government jobs; however, he could not gather any responses from them. He has now asked the government to provide him with a job to make ends meet and sold vegetables last year. “I earn Rs 250 a day. I urge the government to give me a job so that I can earn my livelihood,” he told ANI.

I am the sole breadwinner of the family: Naresh Tumda

Naresh Tumda further claimed that the income from selling vegetables was not enough and decided to work as a labourer instead, lifting bricks. The 29-year old revealed his parents are quite hold and his father can’t go to work anymore. “My parents are old. My father is unable to go to job. I am the sole breadwinner of the family,” he added.

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