The Picador book of Cricket celebrates the best writing on the game and includes many pieces that have been out of print for years. The older cricketing nations such as England and Australia are well are well represented here. So are the countries where the game is follwed with the greatest passion: India, Pakistan and the west Indies. The book's gallery of great writers includes Neville Cardus, C.L.R.
About The Author Born in Dehradun in 1958, and educated in Delhi and Calcutta, Ramachandra Guha pursued an academic career for ten years before becoming a full-time writer and regular on the global lecture circuit. He is also an internationally-renowned cricket journalist, editor of The Picador Book of Cricket and author of the prize-winning A Corner of a Foreign Field: The Indian History of a British Sport. He lives in Bangalore.
A non-cricket lover might find the book a tad boring but it is a must for ardent cricket fans and people who want to know more about the unsung heroes and greats of the past.Some of the chapters by certain writers and anecdotes included are really good.
BEAUTIFUL AND ELEGANT, thts what comes to my mind while writing the review. The Picador book of Cricket celebrates the best writing on the game.a nice complication. all in all, highly recommended .lOVE THE WAY THE PLAYERS ARE PROJECTED. beautiful style of writing.
A Nice compilation of cricket writing over the years
This book is COMPILED BY Ramachandra Guha and not written by him, though he is a fine writer by himself on history and cricket, though not a big fan of his writing.
This has cricket writing from all the great cricket writers ( starting from Cardus, CLR James to modern day writers like David Firth and Gideon Haigh) so far and is a lovely reading for people who want something more than a News paper report on day's play. Not everyone's cup of tea, I guess but for people who likes test match o...