"SACHIN, THE STORY OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST BATSMAN
GULU EZEKIEL IS A SPORTS WRITER AND COLUMNIST WHOSE PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED BOOKS INCLUDE THE STORY OF WORLD CUP CRICKET AND GREAT ONE-DAY INTERNATIONALS.
THE FIRST EVER BIOGRAPHY OF INDIA'S TOP SPORTS ICON; PAPERBACK, 400 PAGES (Illustrated); RS. 250
"WHAT MAKES SACHIN TENDULKAR THE BEST BATSMAN IN THE WORLD - AND ONE OF THE MOST RECLUSIVE PLAYERS OFF THE FIELD? WHAT ARE THE INFLUENCES THAT MOTIVATED HIM ALONG THE PATH TO GREATNESS? HOW DOES HE VIEW HIMSELF AND THE GAME THAT HAS BEEN HIS LIFELONG PASSION? THE FIRST SUBSTANTIAL ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST CRICKETERS, THIS BOOK MINES EVIDENCE FROM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED REPORTS AND INTERVIEWS AS WELL AS EXCLUSIVE FIRST-HAND INTERVIEWS WITH SACHIN'S FRIENDS, FAMILY AND ASSOCIATES TO GIVE US A COMPLETE PICTURE OF INDIA'S MOST CELEBRATED SPORTSMAN."
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"What is remarkable is that the author has been able to weave a flowing story of the master batsman..." --PTI, June 2002.
"The book's big virtue is that it is laboriously researched and cross-referanced." --India Today, July 1, 2002
"Sachin is clearly the result of hard work and scrupulous attention to detail." --The New Indian Express, June 30
"Sachin is a triumph of diligence, of serious research..." --The Statesman, July 6.
"Gulu Ezekiel's book makes an honest attempt to do justice to this extraordinary man's life and career". --The Sportstar, July 20.
"His is a tale where talent completely overshadowed the odds and Ezekiel tells this part of the story pretty well." --Businessworld, July 27.
"Living up to every expectation." --The Telegraph, October 4.