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Author: Ravi Ramu
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A never-before told account of T20 cricket in India, Inside Indian T20 is insightful as well as entertaining.

In this, his first book, Ravi Ramu reveals how he bought, managed and guided a professional T20 cricket team to championship glory. His success mantra: Cricket is not a team game.

Detailing everything that is commonly associated with the shortest format of the game nervous owners, precious players, aspirants, screaming fans, cheerleaders and see-saw matches Inside Indian T20 takes a behind-the-scenes look at the tension, drama, thrill and, of course, commerce of T20 cricket.

This is the real story of the Karnataka Premier League, which modelled itself on its famous cousin, the Indian Premier League (IPL). Ravi Ramu pulls no punches and gives a fascinating insight into why sports teams and their franchises succeed or fail. He also serves up highly interesting corporate analogies to explain typical cricketing phenomena.

Filled with action as well as analysis, Inside Indian T20 will be of great interest to not only fans of the game but also those who want to excel in corporate life.

About the Author
Ravi Ramu is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, London. Since his return to India in 1994, Ravi has worked in different capacities: as one of the founders of KPMG India, CFO of the Mphasis group, director of the Puravankara group, and president and CEO of the Hothur group. He and his wife are currently setting up a luxury retreat in the mountains of the Western Ghats. Ravi is also working on his next book: a novel set in the corporate world.

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Author Ravi Ramu
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Publisher Rupa Publications
Publication Year 2013
ISBN-13 9788129121035
ISBN-10 8129121034
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 208 Pages
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13 Feb 2013
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Inside Indian T20.... A Must Read!!!!

???Inside IndianT20??? explains how Ravi bought, managed, and guided a professional T20 cricket team???. And well, took it to championship glory! The narrative through the book details every bit that goes to procuring a team, the format of the game, the challenges faced thereof, and the emotional labyrinths of the players, spectators, and that of everyone and anyone associated with the action involved. The account moves swiftly through the pre-game and then onto the matches. There are moments when as a reader, you would go for that highlighter to make note of some of the most obvious (yes... ()

???Inside IndianT20??? explains how Ravi bought, managed, and guided a professional T20 cricket team???. And well, took it to championship glory! The narrative through the book details every bit that goes to procuring a team, the format of the game, the challenges faced thereof, and the emotional labyrinths of the players, spectators, and that of everyone and anyone associated with the action involved. The account moves swiftly through the pre-game and then onto the matches. There are moments when as a reader, you would go for that highlighter to make note of some of the most obvious (yes...
???Inside IndianT20??? explains how Ravi bought, managed, and guided a professional T20 cricket team???. And well, took it to championship glory! The narrative through the book details every bit that goes to procuring a team, the format of the game, the challenges faced thereof, and the emotional labyrinths of the players, spectators, and that of everyone and anyone associated with the action involved. The account moves swiftly through the pre-game and then onto the matches. There are moments when as a reader, you would go for that highlighter to make note of some of the most obvious (yes very obvious) and common sense filled stretches; events and memories (like ???Mexico City, 1968???, Pg 76,) etched out, that appeal not just to the cricket buff, but to anyone who would agree that metaphors exist for a purpose. The book in its main plot talks of the journey of a T20 Cricket team to its victory. However, inextricably woven into it are the author???s reflections on various aspects that are touched upon by many of our management gurus, showered with heaps of common-sense. There are brief moments in the book that could qualify for ???Wooster-Jeeves moments??? - displaying the ability to see the funny side in the most bizarre and perhaps even petrifying of all moments.

Ravi gives an interesting insight into why teams and their franchisees succeed or fail. The book plays out as a critique not only on the modern day version of cricket, but also on policies and procedures in the corporate world. The language is simple. There is the easy to relate vocabulary. The analogies marked out, appeal not only to the believers, but also the non-believers of this religion called Cricket! The book has the ability to capture a wide audience. It???s a book that one would pick up, to quickly read through a flight, perhaps while in transit, or over a relaxing weekend only to realize that there is the need to revisit it. The author makes references to people who he has interacted with in the course of guiding the team; people, one could perhaps easily relate to. The ease and the immediacy with which the characters are referred to lend it a fair amount of credibility. There are moments when one would wonder on the reasons for a touch and go with a few. But, well, this is not a work of fiction! The characters in a novel are made out of sentences; but those in a book like ???Inside Indian T20??? are fleshed out from the author???s experiences. It takes a moment for the reader to grapple with that though.

Reading ???Inside Indian T20??? is to experience the fun of traditional first class cricket with the speed of a T20,???. a poetic fervidness elucidated in prose???.!!!!

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One of the most exhilarating, riveting books I have read in the last couple of years

Great, motivating stuff. I just could not put the book down and am sure that would be the case with all cricket lovers. Almost a fairytale kind of story with enough drama, planning and strategising, share of ups and downs and above all impeccable execution - something we all wish to achieve in our daily mundane lives. Its heartening to see the similarities Ravi has very easily brought out between cricket and corporate life and how the two blend into each other seamlessly in this story.

Congratulations Ravi on for bringing out a very entertaining, insightful and spellbinding book whic...
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Great, motivating stuff. I just could not put the book down and am sure that would be the case with all cricket lovers. Almost a fairytale kind of story with enough drama, planning and strategising, share of ups and downs and above all impeccable execution - something we all wish to achieve in our daily mundane lives. Its heartening to see the similarities Ravi has very easily brought out between cricket and corporate life and how the two blend into each other seamlessly in this story.

Congratulations Ravi on for bringing out a very entertaining, insightful and spellbinding book whic...
Great, motivating stuff. I just could not put the book down and am sure that would be the case with all cricket lovers. Almost a fairytale kind of story with enough drama, planning and strategising, share of ups and downs and above all impeccable execution - something we all wish to achieve in our daily mundane lives. Its heartening to see the similarities Ravi has very easily brought out between cricket and corporate life and how the two blend into each other seamlessly in this story.

Congratulations Ravi on for bringing out a very entertaining, insightful and spellbinding book which goes a long way in bringing people like us closer to 'behind the scenes' of T20 cricket.

Already looking forward to your next attempt.

A must read for all cricket lovers as well as all those in the corporate world who are passionate about sports!!

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11 Apr 2013
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A refreshing, insightful perspective on sport, management and management of sport!

Ravi writes as he speaks - with great facility - articulate and expressive, yet to-the-point and no-nonsense (unfussy a favourite word and characteristic). His unquestioned passion and knowledge for the game comes transparently through in this nicely paced, well written read. The book gives an uncluttered, insider's view of the swift evolution of the Premier League phenomenon. Ravi weaves his deep understanding of the boardroom with his passion for the playground drawing insights that get to the nub. This is a nice way to get sound, practical advice without the pain of knowing you are getti... ()

Ravi writes as he speaks - with great facility - articulate and expressive, yet to-the-point and no-nonsense (unfussy a favourite word and characteristic). His unquestioned passion and knowledge for the game comes transparently through in this nicely paced, well written read. The book gives an uncluttered, insider's view of the swift evolution of the Premier League phenomenon. Ravi weaves his deep understanding of the boardroom with his passion for the playground drawing insights that get to the nub. This is a nice way to get sound, practical advice without the pain of knowing you are getti...
Ravi writes as he speaks - with great facility - articulate and expressive, yet to-the-point and no-nonsense (unfussy a favourite word and characteristic). His unquestioned passion and knowledge for the game comes transparently through in this nicely paced, well written read. The book gives an uncluttered, insider's view of the swift evolution of the Premier League phenomenon. Ravi weaves his deep understanding of the boardroom with his passion for the playground drawing insights that get to the nub. This is a nice way to get sound, practical advice without the pain of knowing you are getting it! "Cricket is not a team game" - think about it! "it is when the team is down that they need you around not when they are on top". Knowing when to step up and when to fade in the background is the essence of leadership! Take a bow Raviji!

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28 Jan 2013
Inside Indian T20

At the outset, congratulations Ravi Ramu for having come out with an excellent and extremely readable book. What I liked best about the book was the ease with which you move from the board room to the cricket field. You do not drop names for the sake of it, but you make sure, that they are mentioned for a reason. Aside from being entertaining, it highlights the business of sports in a very candid and matter of fact manner. Folks like me who were initially averse to 20/20 cricket and business houses getting into this format, have over time realized that this format is here to stay and th... ()

At the outset, congratulations Ravi Ramu for having come out with an excellent and extremely readable book. What I liked best about the book was the ease with which you move from the board room to the cricket field. You do not drop names for the sake of it, but you make sure, that they are mentioned for a reason. Aside from being entertaining, it highlights the business of sports in a very candid and matter of fact manner. Folks like me who were initially averse to 20/20 cricket and business houses getting into this format, have over time realized that this format is here to stay and th...
At the outset, congratulations Ravi Ramu for having come out with an excellent and extremely readable book. What I liked best about the book was the ease with which you move from the board room to the cricket field. You do not drop names for the sake of it, but you make sure, that they are mentioned for a reason. Aside from being entertaining, it highlights the business of sports in a very candid and matter of fact manner. Folks like me who were initially averse to 20/20 cricket and business houses getting into this format, have over time realized that this format is here to stay and this book makes it easy on guys like me to appreciate the role some business houses can play in making 20/20 meaningful. Being a bowler myself, I will say you have hit a perfect 10 on debut. Here's hoping for many more from your stable.

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13 Feb 2013
Read it cover to cover in one sitting!

Ravi Ramu has a flair with words which is very rare amongst authors, especially Indian ones. Once I started reading, I could simply not put down the book. Its as fast paced as a T20 match itself!
Ravie has been able to achieve his objectives behind writing this book (which, mush to my surprise, have not been penned down in the book itself in clear bullets!), but I guess must have been - (i) communicate in a captivating manner the story of KPL and his team; (ii) show to the world how cricket provides great lessons for business and everyday life (loved the cricket is not a teamsport and India...
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Ravi Ramu has a flair with words which is very rare amongst authors, especially Indian ones. Once I started reading, I could simply not put down the book. Its as fast paced as a T20 match itself!
Ravie has been able to achieve his objectives behind writing this book (which, mush to my surprise, have not been penned down in the book itself in clear bullets!), but I guess must have been - (i) communicate in a captivating manner the story of KPL and his team; (ii) show to the world how cricket provides great lessons for business and everyday life (loved the cricket is not a teamsport and India...
Ravi Ramu has a flair with words which is very rare amongst authors, especially Indian ones. Once I started reading, I could simply not put down the book. Its as fast paced as a T20 match itself!
Ravie has been able to achieve his objectives behind writing this book (which, mush to my surprise, have not been penned down in the book itself in clear bullets!), but I guess must have been - (i) communicate in a captivating manner the story of KPL and his team; (ii) show to the world how cricket provides great lessons for business and everyday life (loved the cricket is not a teamsport and Indian business needs more finishers!); and (iii) generate interest in smaller league sports apart from the IPL. Good job and I look forward to reading more Ravi Ramu's

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