Buy online Playing it My Way - Sachin Tendulkar autobiography


Eager to buy and review the autobiography of Sachin Tendulkar, India's cricket legend? This article provides an insight into the book and where to purchase it online, as also details of its price.

As every Tom, Dick and Harry knows, Sachin Tendulkar is a cricketing icon not just among the zillion fans in his home country, but across the world too. Sachin has been playing his beloved sport since ages, retiring after an incredible journey of over 20 years. He was held in high esteem by his team mates and coaches and got a good deal of respect from them. He is adored by the hundreds who play gully cricket and take part in regional and State level tournaments, hoping one day to follow in their idol's footsteps. There has been loads written about him, his childhood and cricketing career. Now comes the time for the man himself to give an insight into his own life. Sachin Tendulkar's official autobiography will hit the stores on November 6th, 2014. Titled "Playing it My Way - My Autobiography", the co-author of the book is Boria Majumdar, a well known journalist & historian in the sports field.

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What to expect in the book

Even before the formal official book launch, the book has spiked interest. The primary reason: an excerpt from the book reveals his dismay at former Indian coach Greg Chappell insistence that Sachin take over the reins of the captain from Rahul Dravid a few months before the onset of the Cricket World Cup. In the excerpt, Sachin mentions his shock at Chappell showing disrespect towards the team's captain. All this time, it was only known that there was some hidden discontent between Chappell and the senior players in the team when he was the coach. It was thought that his coaching stint affected the morale of the team.



Another interesting fact is Sachin's revelation that he would have left the sport he so loves. Shocking to even think of cricket without Sachin, no?! It seems his self-esteem and confidence in his own abilities hit an all-time low when he was the captain of the national side which toured the West Indies. On that tour, the team lost not just the Test but also the one-day series. Sachin completely lost his cool, he reveals, giving a tick-off to the team in the dressing room for poor batting displays. Thanks to his better half, Anjali Tendulkar, giving a positive hope on future outings, Sachin did not take the drastic step of leaving the sport.

The above two revelations - about quitting and Chappell - has led to an eagerness to know if Sachin will reveal other negative aspects of his career. There was the controversial monkeygate issue, where Sachin defended Harbhajan Singh in the hearing where Harbhajan was accused of using a racist word against Andrew Symonds. Called as a witness, Sachin had denied it was a racist word and stated that it was merely a Hindi word.

Then there was the equally controversial ball-tampering incident. This occurred in the middle of a test match against South Africa in 2001. The then match referee found Sachin guilty of ball tampering when Sachin was apparently cleaning the cricket ball's seam. A one test ban was imposed. Will Sachin come out in the open in his autobiography to defend himself?

What about the Decision Review System (DRS)? Sachin has often been considered a staunch opponent of it. Will he explain what exactly he does not approve of about the DRS?

Irrespective of what is and what is not revealed in his autobiography, one thing is for sure: there will be plenty of buyers!

Buy the book

The hardcover book Sachin Tendulkar: Playing it My Way - My Autobiography will be likely available in local book stores like Crossword, Landmark and other smaller book shops too. You can also buy it online. The price of Playing it My Way, Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography is:
  • Amazon India: Rs.584/-

  • Flipkart: Rs.599/-

This is one book you should not miss having in your home library! Another book (likely to be very expensive though!) is the Sachin Tendulkar Opus, which is still in the making apparently.


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Guest Author: asdsad08 Nov 2014

I read the book "Playing it my way" digital version great book and a must read book for every one I was reading it from almost 20 hours now 10 pages left I felt very good and writing review waiting for the preordered book of hard copy on best deal



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