In India, cricket is undoubtedly the most loved sport! Not only is it highly followed but also actively played. Packed stadiums, cheering crowds and rooting fans are a common sight when the Indian team is at play. It’s no surprise then that Indian cricketers are treated like celebrities.
But they haven’t had it easy.Their eventful and inspiring journeys, as individuals and as a team, has been described in books that make interesting reads. If you are a true cricket fan, read these books on modern Indian cricket stars to get to know your favourite cricketers better and be inspired!
1. Sachin: Cricketer Of The Century
By Vimal Kumar
The ultimate tribute to a cricketing legend, this book takes the reader on a wonderful journey surveying Sachin’s brilliant career. All this through the eyes of people who themselves are legends of the field. For a Sachin Tendulkar fan, this book will give you an insider view of his game, form, ideals and everything else that made him the master blaster!
2. The Dhoni Touch: Unravelling The Enigma That Is Mahendra Singh Dhoni
By Bharat Sundaresan
Indian cricket’s poster boy, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been an inspiration ever since the man came under the spotlight. A captain, wicketkeeper and batsman, this Ranchi boy’s life has seen a sea of changes and his struggles have been unending. Bharat Sundaresan in this book traces his journey and peppers it with fun anecdotes and candid stories for a fun read.
3. Rahul Dravid: Timeless Steel (Anthology)
By ESPN Cricinfo
An ode to the legend,Rahul Dravid, this book is an anthological biography published in 2012 by The Walt Disney Company India Pvt. Ltd. and ESPN Cricinfo. It is a compilation of his interviews, articles written on him and an 18-page photo gallery of his career among other data. 2012 is also the year the ace sportsman announced his retirement from international cricket, thus this book is a great way to take a relook at his glorious journey.
4. Sourav Ganguly: The Fire Within
By Amrita Diya Daityari
The ex-skipper of the Indian cricket team, Dada – as he is fondly called, is one intelligent man. Sourav Ganguly took on the reigns of the Indian Cricket team as captain with many strategic wins to his credit. Known as the most successful captain of modern times, this book will take you through the journey of the celebrated cricketer on and off the field.
5. Driven: The Virat Kohli Story
By Vijay Lokapally
Virat Kohli's rise to fame is the kind of thing that happens in stories. This book takes us through his early days and struggles before he became the Indian cricket sensation. With little-known stories from friends and peers, this book is an interesting read about the man who's won many awards for his brilliance.
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