Two city cricketers part of wheelchair tourney victory

Shivaprasad S and Tippeswamy Madiwal

India won the bilateral Wheelchair Cricket tournament between India and Pakistan that was held in Dubai. The team which won the T20 matches had two players from Bengaluru, Shivaprasad S (vice-captain of the team) and Tippeswamy Madiwal. 

Shivaprasad (32), who works as an HR in a private company, is 80% disabled as he developed polio at a young age. He, along with other like-minded people, started Divyaang Myithri Sports Academy in 2016 to encourage people with disabilities to participate in various cricket and tennis tournaments. 

After a wrong surgery affected his limb, Tippeswamy Madiwal (30) uses a single crutch to walk. He works as a transplant coordinator at Jeevasarthakathe, who counsel families of patients who have been declared brain-dead.

India won the match by nine wickets as they chased Pakistan’s score of 148/3 in 20 overs. India achieved the target in 15 overs losing just one wicket.

Tippeswamy scored an unbeatable 54 runs. The players are yet to return from Dubai.

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