Going Places: India's Small-Town Cricket Heroes eBook


10 thoughts on “Going Places: India's Small-Town Cricket Heroes

  1. says:

    Lets start with a stat to set d context Mumbai has won the Ranji Trophy 41 times in 80 yrs And for 15 yrs consecutively from 1958 1972 Followed by Karnataka 8 , Delhi 7 , Baroda 5.This book is a profile of 11 players who have done well from small cities and families with limited means From Munaf Patel who reminds of d movie Iqbal to Iqbal Abdullah a devout Muslim from Azamgarh who hasnt made his India debut yet Or the swashbuckling Sehwag and Bhajji who u will come to know were d most Lets start with a stat to set d context Mumbai has won the Ranji Trophy 41 times in 80 yrs And for 15 yrs consecutively from 1958 1972 Followed by Karnataka 8 , Delhi 7 , Baroda 5.This book is a profile of 11 players who have done well from small cities and families with limited means From Munaf Patel who reminds of d movie Iqbal to Iqbal Abdullah a devout Muslim from Azamgarh who hasnt made his India debut yet Or the swashbuckling Sehwag and Bhajji who u will come to know were d most disciplined n hardworking guys u could come across Ofcourse d book also features Sir Jadeja, Raina and our great ex captain Dhoni.The book s style feels old fashioned but is nonetheless readable and conveys sincerity Wished d profiles had been a little longer Also, it felt a little repetitive by d end


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    This book isFor all those who want to know how their favourite stars are off the fieldFor all those who associate the lives of cricketers only with riches, as it rips off that illusion and talks about how they struggledFor all cricket fansFor all who are not cricket fansFor all sports fansFor all who are not sports fansFor every single person out there for the simple and delightful language and style of writing


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Going Places: India's Small-Town Cricket Heroes Difficult as it is to become a top flight cricketer in India, it is doubly so for those growing up in small towns and villages Yet there have been inspiring exceptions who have not let anything deter them from realising their ambitionsThese men have made the transition from rice fields and akharas to hallowed sports grounds, from abject poverty and menial jobs to IPL riches, from tennis balls and rough hewn bats to shiny, red leather balls and sponsored cricket batsCan you imagine losing Munaf Patel to a job in Africa or Harbhajan Singh to driving a truck in Canada And can you imagine Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the man who led us to World Cup victory, acquiescing to his father s wish and giving up cricket Here s the story of the some of these men who made it big and how

  • Paperback
  • 166 pages
  • Going Places: India's Small-Town Cricket Heroes
  • K.R. Guruprasad
  • English
  • 09 August 2019

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