Sachin - The Story of the World's Greatest Batsman

Sachin - The Story of the World's Greatest Batsman

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Author: Gulu Ezekiel
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 389
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143028545


In the thirteen years that he has been in the public eye, Sachin Tendulkar has been explosive on the cricket field and just as reticent off it. He was barely fifteen years old when he first wrote his name into the record books with a stupendous 664-run partnership with his childhood friend Vinod Kambli. A few months later, he struck his first century in first-class cricket. At seventeen he became the second youngest man to make a hundred in international cricket, and after that there no looking back.

Records tumbled as he captivated audiences first in his home city of Mumbai, then in the rest of India and all over the cricket-playing world. Today, Sachin is widely regarded as the world's finest batsman, with impeccable terchnique4, an incredible array of strokes, and maturity far beyond his years. His teammates and friends swear by him, his fans worship him and there are few, if any, critics of his game or his temperament.

In this biography of the hero of Indian cricket, sports writer Gulu Ezekiel mines interviews, press reports and conversations over the last decade and more to create an accurate and sympathetic account of the man and his first passion: cricket. He tracks Sachin from his childhood when he first caught the bug of cricket, through his early performances in the Ranji Trophy and other domestic tournaments, and follows him on his meteoric rise to international stardom. With unfailing attention to detail, he reconstructs the crucial matches and events that marked Sachin's career and unravels for us the magic of the charismatic cricketer whom Wisden Cricket Monthly once dubbed 'bigger than Jesus'.


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Prologue: The God of Indian Cricket
Bombay Boy
Schoolboy Prodigy
World Record
A Boy Among Men
Into the Cauldron of Test Cricket
12 Runs Short of Glory
Hail the Boy King
Home, Sweet Home
On Top Down Under
World Cup Debut
Two Little Bits of Cricket History
Success at Home and Abroad
The Great Friendship
The One-day phenom
The Brian and Sachin Show
World Cup 1996 - and England Again
Captaincy - 1
Defeat and Despair
Musical Chairs
Desert Storm
The Don and I
On Top of the World
Tragedy and Tears
Reluctant Messiah
Double - Then Trouble
Debacle Down Under
Stepping Down
Match-Fixing and the CBI
The Greatest Series Ever
Foot Fault
Years of Controversies
Global Brand
Man and Myth
Epilogue: Qua vadis, Sachin?

Sachin Tendulkar in Figures
by S Pervez Qaiser

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