Cricketers and books may not be best buddies but the West Indies team does have a lot of avid readers, including current captain Jason Holder, and their favourite book is Nelson Mandela's autobiography.
For many, the name Sachin Tendulkar spells God. Many more worship him, dedicating pandals and creating larger than life size statues. But the greatest run-scorer in cricket has revealed that he is a mere mortal, who makes mistakes.
Sachin Tendulkar may have written off England`s chances of winning next year`s World Cup but that hasn`t stopped the India great urging his compatriots to broaden their horizons with a spell in English county cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar may have invited criticism for skirting the match-fixing issue that rocked Indian cricket in 2000 in his autobiography but eminent lawyers backed the icon saying it was the "prerogative of a celebrity like him to express himself in a manner he deems fit".
Sachin Tendulkar and him wearing left pad first every-time he went out to bat are every cricket fans anecdote. But the batting maestro revealed another innocuous bit during the launch of his much anticipated autobiography on Wednesday.
Sachin Tendulkar has shied away from touching on perhaps the darkest phase in Indian cricket -- the match-fixing scandal -- in his much-awaited autobiography, saying he chose to skirt the issue as it would have been "unwise" to comment on things he was not fully aware of.
It seems the much anticipated Sachin Tendulkar autobiography, 'Playing It My Way' has already brought a bolt or two into the Indian cricket. In the build up to the high profile book launch, slated for November 6, his contemporaries have started opening their accounts on what is right or wrong. And if the trend continues, Indian cricket will see some stalwarts of the game taking on each other.
Three teammates Harbhajan Singh, VVS Laxman and Zaheer Khan on Tuesday backed Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar's claims over former Indian coach Greg Chappell, where he termed the Australian as 'ringmaster' during his rein.
Denying Kevin Pietersen's claims that a bullying culture had flourished in the England dressing room in recent years, captain Alastair Cook says the maverick cricketer's controversial autobiography has "tarnished" one of the most successful eras for the national team.