Out of the Box is a complete analysis of the Indian cricket team in terms of its rise and fall. The book gives a detailed view on the careers of many famous cricketers and their lives outside cricket that still affect their matches. Written by Harsha Bhogle, the famous cricket commentator, the book has also compiled numerous articles that he has written for magazines about the evolution of cricket in India. The book also covers stories about some of the famous international players.
With years of experience of studying cricket as a sports journalist, a TV presenter and a cricket commentator, Harsha Bhogle knows cricket inside out. He has used his extensive knowledge to write this book and has brought a whole set of information about the cricketing world to the common people. He tracks down the history of cricket in India and its transformation over the years, both in terms of as a team and individual players. The columns that he has written for Indian Express features different phases and facets of cricket in India. Along with the articles, the book also features some of the most ground-breaking news in the history of Indian cricket, such as Dhoni's entry in the Indian cricket team; decline of the Fab Four comprising of Tendulkar, Dravid, Ganguly and Laxman; the money-centric steps from the BCCI; the art of coaching the Indian team; commercial shootings by the cricketers even moments before the match and the intense and euphoric IPL clashes.
You can know more about some of the cricketing legends through the insights that Harsha Bhogle has given about them in his book. Some of the legends are Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasurya, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. The book also features the track record of many players who have seen the peak of their career and also downfall. With the analytical skills that he possesses, he analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the Indian cricket team. For any Indian cricket fan, this is a must-read.
A Hyderabad-born chemical engineer from Osmania University, Harsha Bhogle has a management degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. One of the leading TV presenters when it comes to cricket, he has hosted sports shows on ESPN, Star Sports and other sports channels. The Winning Way and Azhar are some of his famous works. You can order online the paperback edition published by Penguin India with the ISBN-10: 0143417509 and ISBN-13: 978-0143417507.