Sachin Tendulkar is a flesh and blood icon whose trail-blazing footsteps have accorded him the highest stature, admiration and respect in the eyes of every Indian and on the global platform. This is not just another book on Sachin's cricketing achievements. It is the journey of a man who dreamed big, stretched his arms towards the sky and reached the summit.
The author shares with the reader Sachin's values, his appealing humility, non-star like image, his persona as a son, husband and a father. Introduced through eye-catching and popular phraseology, the chapters capture the soul of the man fondly referred to as the 'God of Cricket'.
About The Author
Gautam Bhattacharya is a prolific, prize-winning cricket writer, who has been covering the game for nearly three decades. He has covered eight World Cups, 90 Test matches and more than 300 One-dayers. He has successfully straddled cricket reporting, newspaper editing, anchoring TV shows and authoring books. With 20 books to his credit in Bengali, this is his first book in English.
By some strange connection of fate, seven days separated him and his subject in their first real encounter with international cricket. Gautam covered his maiden international match at Jamshedpur on 7 December 1983. Exactly a week before that, SachinTendulkar, just stepping into his teens, sat at the Wankhede stands to watch the same teams India and the West Indies.
He first interviewed Sachin way back in 1988, when the gawky teenager had just got into the Mumbai team. Since then he has covered Tendulkar almost non-stop for the last 23 years.
Gautam is the Sports and Entertainment Editor of India's frontline language newspaper Ananda Bazar Patrika. He lives in Kolkata with his wife and only daughter.