Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani has extended support to 34-year-old differently-abled cricketer Amir Hussain Lone from Jammu & Kashmir. Via social media platform X, Adani announced that the Adani Foundation, the CSR arm of Adani Group, will connect with Amir, praising his inspirational journey in professional cricket despite losing both arms at the age of 8.
Amir Hussain Lone, leading Jammu & Kashmir’s Para cricket team, has been playing cricket professionally since 2013, showcasing exceptional skills using his feet to bowl and holding the bat between his shoulder and neck to bat. Adani, acknowledging Amir’s resilience, expressed in Hindi, “@AdaniFoundation will contact you soon and provide you every possible support in this unique journey. Your struggle is an inspiration for all of us.”
In a separate initiative, Adani had earlier pledged support to India’s chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa. Adani shared a photo on X with the young chess grandmaster, expressing confidence in Praggnanandhaa’s potential to bring glory to the nation. Adani emphasized the teenager’s role as an “inspiration to young Indians” and wished him success in his chess endeavors.
Celebrating Praggnanandhaa’s recent victory over World Champion Ding Liren, Adani tweeted, “Tremendously proud of your achievement, Pragg. What an astonishing moment, defeating the reigning World Champion Ding Liren of China and becoming India’s top-rated player. This is truly a proud moment for our nation! @rpraggnachess #TataSteelChess.”