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Playing It My Way: My Autobiography (Hardcover)

Playing It My Way: My Autobiography (Hardcover)

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Language English
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Hodder And Stoughton
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  1. 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
     Master Blaster... 8 December, 2014 On
    This book reveals all positive aspects of Sachin's life. hardly any mention of his poor days..or form.
    Mostly it has his centuries listed which I think most of us have seen it on TV. There is nothing new in this book that we din't knew.
    Very orthodoxly written book or I should say..Sachin din't open out completely.
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  2.  Great peek into schoolboy Sachin days, but predictable about International career! 23 May, 2015 On
    First of all, I was very excited to get this book. And, I was one of the firsts to order. The book does not disappoint. It starts off with sachin's childhood memories about his father - his biggest inspiration and his mother. Then it moves onto talk about his schooldays and start of his cricket journey, with his brother Ajit's help and his school coach, Ramakant Achrekar. The young Sachin is described in a nostalgic yet refreshing manner, with many interesting emotional snippets about Sachin's journey through school, cricket, parents, uncles, aunts, his friends and his coach! You can see a young boy's emotional journey through the only medium he loves - cricket. In this department, Sachin scores a century!

    The part about how he met his wife Anjali and their love, romance, marriage and kids is also well handled. Though for those curious readers who wanted to get more sneak peek into his personal life, there is not much on offer here.

    The last bit about various international tournaments, world cups and his own personal professional achievements - it all starts to feel predictable and un-interesting. For example, he explains what he felt when he took 6 wickets in Kochi or when he clean bowled Moin Khan in a test match. We, Indians are so used to watch cricket, we remember these moments for a long time and when Sachin talks about themgiving an elaborate description about what match, where, when and how - it feels a bit stretched and boring.
    But, the part about World Cup, 2011 preparation and what the team felt and how he personally felt having won the world cup finally is gripping and makes an interesting read.

    Overall, I give this book 4-star for the honest effort put by Sachin in explaining his formative years, his emotional journey throughout his career (particularly, as a young boy) and an attempt to explain his professional career through his own thought process (which looks tad mechanical at times!).

    A must read for both Sachin fans and not-so-mush-his-fans (how many are there!?)
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  3.  Was expecting more... 28 January, 2015 On
    Read cover to cover... While every match, every detail was written in excruciating detail, I was hoping for more inspiring stuff from the great man... Very cursory references to things like mike denness, bribery scandal, Vinod kambli etc... Seems like he didn't open up as much as he could have... That would have really given everyone the insider look... Barring some of the early days stories, everything else was a highlight reel on an illustrious 24 year batting career... On positive note - insights into relationship with Ajit and Anjali were refreshingly personal and from the heart... But again there was too fluffy and glossy even there and I feel some real stories were conveniently glossed over ...
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  4.  Good Read ! 29 December, 2014 On
    A nice read for all Sachin fans. Most of us grew up watching him play. A good book for all cricket lovers and Sachin fans. In this booked he has penned down his experience with India Cricket for over a decade and how India has evolved as a cricket loving nation.
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  5.  Little master 26 December, 2014 On
    This is wonderful book about a legend cricketer little master of
    India knowing about him is our pleasure. Book is great and majestic.
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