STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
KORAPUT, 11 November
Three visually-impaired children from Koraput have brought laurels to the district by getting selected for the state cricket team for the blind.
Sukhram Majhi, a former student of Drishti and a student of Government college, Koraput along with Tapan Kumar Gouda and Raghuram Nayak (both students of Drishti) were selected in recognition of their performance in the East Zone Cricket Tournament for the visually impaired-2013 which was played in Revensaw university play ground at Cuttack with the support of Odisha Cricket Association(OCA) on 4 and 5 November, Mr Basant Kumar Seth, headmaster of Drishti said on Sunday .
Majhi, who has been associated with the school since his childhood had also represented India in an International cricket match for the blind against Pakistan in 2011.
Continuing with his good performance he scored an unbeaten 106 runs against Jharkhand in the tournament and was adjudged Man of the Match.
He was also declared Man of the Series for his all round performance by taking 4 wickets, one catch and engineering two run outs in the B-3 category.
Gouda was adjudged Man of the series in the B-1 category for taking 4 wickets and in recognition of other performances.
Raghuram Nayak was honoured as a selected member of Team Odisha which became the East zone Champions Team, Chandrasekhar Patnaik, coach of the state team and PET of Drishti, said .
The team along with these three children of Koraput would leave for Bangalore to play the All India Zonal level tournament in the first week of December from which the National cricket team for the blind would be selected, he added.