TENDULKAR IN WISDEN: An AnthologyEDITED BY ANJALI DOSHI Book Number: 91701 Product format: Hardback
It was in 1989 that Sachin Tendulkar first appeared in Wisden, the book's 126th edition. From the time he scored his first Test century at the age of 17 at Old Trafford, through to his final innings at the Wankhede in his home city of Mumbai, Tendulkar built a connection with fans that has never been matched. This marvellous anthology gives readers the chance to step back and relive a career that provided joy to millions in a comprehensive collection of the best writing on Tendulkar from all Wisden publications featuring tributes, career highlights, his ten best innings, notable scorecards, interviews and pieces from his peers, including Rahul Dravid and Allan Donald. 'At Perth, aged 18, he was so courageous and skilful while taking on a bullying five-man pace attack in a sparkling century that Richie Benaud lamented there weren't at least a hundred thousand at the stadium. At Cape Town in 1996, his 169 made a dire situation and a dark series worth the pain. At Chennai in 1998, his assault on Shane Warne elevated a cricket battle to something higher, as those present will doubtless tell their grandchildren. He could make life worth living.' Chapters cover the World Cups 1992-2011 and the Captaincy Conundrum. 248pp, 16 pages of colour photos, plenty of stats.
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