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Meet Dharamveer Pal, the unofficial mascot of Team India

Unofficial 12th man of Indian cricket team
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Unofficial 12th man of Indian cricket team

He may not be able to walk, but the 23-year old ballboy does embody the love for cricket.

He's been an avid cricket fan his whole life and managed to get in with the team through his passion for the team.

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Not an ordinary cricket fan
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Not an ordinary cricket fan

Born in Morena village near Gwalior he was one of the six children in his family. Dharamveer Pal suffers from severe muscle paresis and skeletal deformities.

However, that did not stop him from travelling across the globe and watching cricket matches from the stadium. Though he couldn't attend high school, he speaks English with fluency, thanks to his association with the players.

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Passion for cricket
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Passion for cricket

It is only due to his passion for cricket today that he has been able to break into the Indian side as the unofficial 12th man of Indian cricket team. He travels everywhere with the Men in Blue, who takes care of all his expenses and consider him family.

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Dharamveer has an incredible arm
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Dharamveer has an incredible arm

Dharamveer is also the captain of the differently-abled cricket team of India. His enthusiasm for the game has also turned him the unofficial mascot of the Indian cricket team.

He uses his arms to walk and can move at an exceptional speed and has a stunning throw.

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What an inspiration!
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What an inspiration!

Pal has been seen taking pictures alongside the likes of Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, MS Dhoni and Murali Vijay.

Dharamveer also collects team jerseys, bags and autographs of the players and has quite a few of those back home.

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