A blind man in Zimbabwe has overcome his handicap - to become a top cricket commentator. Dean du Plessis gauges the action by training his acute hearing on the stump microphones. “I was born with tumours on both my retinas, so I was only meant to be alive for three to maximum five months - but I’m 35, not out now, so still playing a good innings,” he said. Alongside daily radio work, sports bulletins and a newspaper column, Mr du Plessis sits in the broadcasters’ commentary booth. He says he gets no preferential treatment but is wholly dependent on the stump microphones which identify each player’s unique characteristics.               –WN