Friday, 18 August 2017

Playing It My Way: Sachin Tendulkar - Book Review

Sachin Tendulkar's Playing it My Way is an international bestseller from the very first day it was launched. It has broken all the previously set records for pre-launch booking even in the fiction category, leave the nonfiction genre apart. The book, published by Hodder & Stoughton, and co-authored by Sachin Tendulkar and Boria Majumdar, has revealed the secrets of life of a player who for 24 long years have been carrying the aspirations of a nation of a billion and more people on the 22 yards of cricket pitch! Sachin Tendulkar is the name of a brand which did never stop selling the runs! 

The book has garnered all the positive reviews from around the world and it showcases the life of Sachin Tendulkar not only on the field but outside the field as well. Sachin did not only have to face the bouncers of the ballers like Donald and Akram but also the bouncers which life threw at him. In the recent movie, Sachin: A Billion Dreams, we have already seen what he had to face on many occasions from the Chessmaster called life! 

The book gives us the statistics of Sachin Tendulkar's career; his records; his best innings in a textual visualisation; the important tours; the important facets of his life like marriage, having kids, his father's death and many others. Yes, to some of us, this book might show Sachin as a smug laughing at his own records after breaking those... 

Sachin has maintained a dignity throughout his career as well as in his public life. The co-author of the book, Boria Majumdar, who happens to be a great cricket journalist as well cricket historian, has made the book alive with his elaborated language and narrative. Some critic from ESPN Cricinfo has committed what we may call venom against Tendulkar on this book. You can ignore those rants as we all know what Tendulkar would have done against these invalid criticisms - let his bat do the talking! 

You can get the book from Amazon India at great discounts. For your comfort, the links to the book have been added at different places as well as below: 

Review by a BRW Staff

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