Finally the Little Master Speaks through his Biography – Playing It My Wayby Annapurni Hariharan September 12, 2014
Here is some good news for the fans of Sachin Tendulkar. He is going to release his first autobiography on November 6th in his home city Mumbai. The title of book is ‘Playing It My Way’. It will be published by Hodder & Stoughton and will be simultaneously released all over the world through Hachette India. Its front cover displays an image of Sachin in where he is raising his bat one last time while walking from the field after his knock of 74 against the West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium. Boria Majumdar, a renowned cricket historian and media personality is the co-author of this autobiography.
The infinite energy of this lively Mumbai youngster got a new phrase when this record breaking school boy batting exploits resulted in launching his cricket career. Sachin Tendulkar was the foundation of India’s batting line-up and all his fans of the cricket-mad nation watched his every move.
Scoring thousands of runs and centuries in both Tests and one-day internationals keeping in mind the heavy expectations of the Indian contingent, Sachin Tendulkar undoubtedly has dedicated his life to Cricket.
Some of his achievements with India include winning the World Cup and India capturing the top position in the World Test rankings. Despite all his high achievements and his celebrity status, he has always remained a private figure and has devoted to his family and country.
This is the first time that he provides a depth of his sporting life as well as his personal life through his autobiography.
In a press release issued by the publishers, Sachin Tendulkar has said that he knew that he would have to be completely honest for agreeing to write his story as that’s the way he has always played the game. His biography will talk about a number of aspects which he has not shared in public before. He also said that now he is ready to tell as many incidents as he could remember since first picking up a cricket bat as a child in Mumbai, thirty-five years prior to having taken that last walk back to the pavilion.
- The legend of cricket world, Sachin Tendulkar retired in 2013. During his 24 years of international career, he became the most distinguished Indian cricketer, century-maker and the highest run getter in the history of international cricket. On the day of his retirement, he was awarded with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.
- Sachin Tendulkar himself has revealed his own remarkable journey and its milestones. The story starts from his casual game of cricket on the streets of suburban Mumbai to his first test inning at the age of 16 and then from scoring the 100th international century to his final farewell from the world of cricket.
- Admiring Sachin Tendulkar, Hodder & Stoughton editor Roddy Bloomfield said, “Over the past twenty-five years, Sachin Tendulkar’s colossal batting has triumphed for India. This has singled him out as one of the greatest players in cricket history. He is universally admired and respected and most impressively always remains a very modest man. “
Come this November, Cricket fanatics will finally get to know what went on in the Little Master’s head as he carried the weight of India’s expectations for more than 2 decades. Truly, he played it his way.