Two-time World Cup winning captain said, more jobs needed than Padma Shri

Edited By Bharat Malhotra | NavbharatTimes.com | Updated:

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Two-time World Cup champion Indian captain Shekhar Naik believes that for the visually challenged cricketers, getting the proper job is more vital than any award. He mentioned that if it doesn’t occur then it won’t be doable for them to fulfill their wants.

Naik at present works in a non-public firm. His firm has not paid wage for the final two months. The firm says that it has suffered vital financial losses as a result of corona virus epidemic. During this time, virtually full financial savings of Naik have additionally been spent.

He informed the English newspaper Mid-Day, “It is a good thing that the visually challenged cricketers are getting the award, however small, but they should get a secure job so that they can secure their future.”

Naik mentioned, ‘My wage is 25 thousand rupees and out of this 12 thousand goes in the direction of the lease of my home. Earlier I used to be dwelling one way or the other. But as a consequence of this lockdown, my wage is on maintain and I’ve not been capable of pay the home lease for the final two months. My household goes by way of plenty of difficulties. I’ve spent most of my financial savings. ‘

He mentioned, ‘I’ve met numerous Chief Ministers of Karnataka within the final about eight years. I’ve requested him to provide a authorities job. Last December, I additionally met Sports Minister Kiran Rijiju in Delhi and informed him that I needed an excellent job more than Padmashree as a result of my spouse can also be blind.

The agony of the captain of India winning the 2012 Blind T20 World Cup and the 2015 Blind ODI World Cup is just not new.

He has requested administrative officers a number of instances however to no avail. Whatever money prize he obtained from an excellent efficiency on the playgrounds was spent in different funds.

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