With the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League notching up big wins, here’s an assortment of books to feed your cricket fever and put you in the mood for the Cricket World Cup this summer…
NO SPIN by SHANE WARNE (Ebury Press)
In this no-holds-barred autobiography, former Australian spin wizard Shane Warne articulates his on-field exploits as well as his off-field controversies with passion and sincerity. Peppered with insights that delve into Warne’s psyche, his highs and lows, as well as his outstanding knowledge of the game, this is a tale of a genius told without any spin.
PLAYING IT MY WAY by SACHIN TENDULKAR and BORIA MAJUMDAR (Hachette India)
The best-selling book for an adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction in India, this is the story of India’s most celebrated cricketer in his own words. The book captures Sachin’s unparalleled legacy of 24 years of international cricket, providing intriguing insights and memorable anecdotes about the matches and the moments that made the Little Master a living legend of the game.
A CENTURY IS NOT ENOUGH: MY ROLLER-COASTER RIDE TO SUCCESS by SOURAV GANGULY and GAUTAM BHATTACHARYA (Juggernaut)
A passionate retelling of a dramatic career, this is a gripping and intense read replete with twists and turns, highs and lows, and a touch of the enigmatic — everything that defined Sourav’s cricketing journey from a stylish left-handed batsman to one of world cricket’s most charismatic leaders and personalities.
281 AND BEYOND by VVS LAXMAN AND R KAUSHIK (Westland Sport)
One of India’s most stylish batsmen documents his topsy-turvy cricketing journey from playing spellbinding innings like his knock of 281 against Australia at the Eden Gardens to never featuring in a World Cup for his nation. A balanced, entertaining, and anecdotal narrative, 281 and Beyond is a relatable and powerful story of travelling between ecstasy and despair as lived by a very, very special player in the midst of Indian cricket’s most triumphant yet turbulent era.