Mumbai, June 13 -- Yuvraj Singh, who announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday, epitomised a neversay-die attitude. Whether it was his battle with deadly cancer or face-off with some of the fiercest bowlers on the field, he managed to come up trumps, thanks to his fighting spirit. The impact of his fighting spirit was not confined to his career alone. During the course of his sporting journey, he inspired a number of budding cricketers as well.

Karnataka's Jithendra Vaddi Nagaraju, a differently abled cricketer, is one of them.

Nagaraju, who had his right hand bent and deformed due to a snake bite when he was a toddler, will represent India in the six-nation T-20 Physical Disability World Series starting in England on ...