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  1. Playing It My Way: My Autobiography
  2. Free Download eBook Playing It My Way by Sachin Tendulkar
  3. Biography Newsletter
  4. The mask behind Tendulkar's mask

Who do I acknowledge first and how do I acknowledge the millions of cricket supporters who have stood by me throughout my career? My simple answer is to . Most cricket lovers will approach Sachin Tendulkar's Playing It My Way work suffers from a basic flaw in that its 'plot' is poorly constructed and it lacks a. My simple answer is to dedicate this book to those fans for their unwavering support . enough to be able to spend my time Playing It My Way. JJ_TXT. indd 2.

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'I don't think anyone, apart from Don Bradman, is in the same class as Sachin Tendulkar.' -Shane Warne. This is cricket icon, Sachin Tendulkar's life story in his . But the legend himself has brought his story to the world in the form of an autobiography called 'Playing it my way'. It is co-authored by Boria Majumdar. that “[m]odding is the electronic entertainment industry equivalent of a four-track therefore there is no easy way to identify a single starting point for modding phenomenon as Available:

I know I could. All the Tendulkar moments are there: the Ranji centuries, the Waqar bouncer, the maiden century, the Australia tours, opening in ODIs, the world cups, the five-wicket hauls, the Sharjah twins, the Chennai , Sydney , Multan, the Gwalior , the umpiring howlers, the partnerships, the sixes and the triumphs. As are the stories and anecdotes: multiple matches under Achrekar Sir, staying at his uncle's, the Kambli partnership, wearing disguises to watch a movie, losing his father, love of food, the captaincy, the injuries, crying his heart out at every major loss. And very little else. A good auto biography or memoir is one that has either fantastic new content that breaks fresh ground or is presented in an eminently captivating manner. This, though, fails on both counts, especially so in the writing which is just lazy and simplistic from Boris Majumdar. Remember how Sachin so maddeningly used to get dismissed against the Cronjes and Razzaqs with that half prod outside off stump? Well, this is in the same vein: a half-hearted frustrating attempt. Agreed that Sachin's is a life that's been scrutinised and catalogued scores of times, making it difficult to actually come up with fresh anecdotes and stories. However, there was more than ample scope for getting into the mind of the greatest of champions, one who had risen from schoolboy cricketer to a demigod and stayed there for a quarter of a century. There's definitely a story there!

Playing It My Way: My Autobiography

Even with his increasing wealth, Tendulkar showed humility and refused to flaunt his money. After finishing the World Cup as the event's leading scorer, Tendulkar was named captain of the Indian national team. However, his tenure marked one of the few blights on an otherwise illustrious career. He was relieved of the responsibility in January , and briefly took over as captain again in , but overall won just four of 25 Test matches in that position.

Continued Success His struggles with the captaincy notwithstanding, Tendulkar remained as brilliant as ever on the field.

Free Download eBook Playing It My Way by Sachin Tendulkar

He delivered perhaps his finest season in , devastating Australia with both his maiden first-class double century and his memorable "desert storm" performance in Sharjah. In , Tendulkar became the first player to score 10, runs in One Day International ODI competition, and the following year he surpassed the great Don Bradman on the all-time list with his 30th Test century.

He was again the leading scorer during World Cup play in , earning Man of the Series honors despite India's loss to Australia in the final. Tendulkar's dominance of his sport continued even as he moved into his 30s.

He delivered an unbeaten against Australia in January , and notched his record-breaking 35th century in Test competition in December In October , he entered the record books again by blowing past Brian Lara's mark of 11, Test runs.

On the heels of becoming the first player to post a double century in ODI play, he was named the International Cricket Council Cricketer of the Year. In April , Tendulkar chalked up another milestone when he and his team propelled India to a World Cup victory over Sri Lanka, the first in his long career.

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During the tournament, he again demonstrated he was in a class by himself by becoming the first batsman to score 2, runs and six centuries in World Cup play. He retired from ODI competition in December, and the following October, the legendary batsman announced he was calling it quits in all formats. Tendulkar played his th and final Test match in November , finishing with a jaw-dropping accumulation of statistics that included more than 34, runs and centuries in international play.

Revered throughout his home country, Tendulkar devoted his time to charity work following his retirement.

We will have to wait till one of the others writes an insider's autobiography. And that is the weakness of this book - it is an outsider's autobiography of a private individual who reveals a bit of his family life but little else.

It was said of Len Hutton that behind the mask was another mask. Ditto Tendulkar. Yet even in the most carefully orchestrated work, a writer does reveal himself.

For writing is a matter of choices.

And in making his choices, Tendulkar's emphasis on family values, on the team being greater than the individual, on the inspiration of the national flag, on being the wronged man, on reducing matches to his individual contributions, all speak of someone who wants that particular self-portrait.

Platitudes, however, cannot pass for insights. In an autobiography, the use of the first person singular is not to be condemned, yet a sentence like "The World Cup trophy was still eluding me" does stick out.

The mask behind Tendulkar's mask

Speaking of playing Pakistan at the same World Cup, he writes, "This is why I played cricket, to be out in the middle for my team, on the world's biggest cricketing stage, against India's arch rival. There is, too, the overdone humility: "…I managed to score a double hundred.

All I wanted was that God should do whatever was best for us, for Indian cricket, and for the Indian cricket team. To what extent was Tendulkar motivated by vanity?

After all, it is self-awareness that makes for great players. You can't move a nation without being aware of your power to do so.

There are occasional nuggets in the book. Tendulkar's various injuries and his ability to retain his passion through the pain and self-doubt are touching.

This is a man who cries when he is disappointed, sometimes locking himself up for hours. Sachin the man, as opposed to Tendulkar the legend, peeps out from behind the mask here. As it does when he speaks of his children, wife and parents.

Sachin isn't afraid to come across as an ordinary man, with the ordinary concerns of a son, husband and father. There are some interesting takes on batting. On focusing by following the ball everywhere, for example. Tendulkar gets almost philosophical when he says, "I've batted best when my mind has been at the bowler's end of the pitch… in fact, for both bowlers and batsmen, cricket is played best when your mind is at the opposite end… problems occur when your mind is stuck at your own end.

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