|No. of Pages:||350|
About the Book :
Sachin Tendulkar is the most revered cricketer in the country. Regarded by millions of fans as the God of the game, he is perhaps the best thing that ever happened to cricket. For all his fans and fanatics, Suvam Pal brings together not one, not two, but five hundred and one facts about the undisputed king of cricket. In his long and illustrious career spanning over two decades, Sachin has broken several records and achieved a rank and reputation that was never achieved before. His years are replete with noteworthy instances, many of which have been dug up and put together in this extensive quiz book. For instance, during 1999 World Cup, a bank released a limited edition 24-carat gold medallion embossed with Sachin's face on it, or that Sachin was offered a five year deal for Rs.100 crore in 2001, making him world's first billionaire cricketer. The book not only covers his life as a cricketer but also delves into his personal life. Many interesting incidents from his early life and family life have also been included in the book, which should make for a compelling read. For Pal, who idolizes Sachin, the book is his tribute to his life and achievements.
About the Author :
Suvam Pal is a well-known sports journalist and quiz enthusiast. He is currently working with Times Now, a leading television news channel of The Times of India Group. Apart from his bestselling book on Sachin Tendulkar, Pal has also written The Ultimate Olympic Quiz Book. The book is full of remarkable facts and trivia about the Olympics, beginning from the ancient times. It even brings together facts on the lesser known Winter Olympics and significant moments related to Indian Olympians. Being a lover of sports and quizzes, he combines his two interests by writing quiz books about sports. His books are well researched and are a repository of fascinating facts about the world of sports. He studied journalism at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi. He actively participates in quizzes and has won nearly 100 big and small quiz shows. He even reached the semifinals of the BBC World: Mastermind India show and the semi-finals of University Challenge. In his journalistic career of over a decade, he has worked with leading news channels such as Headlines Today and ESPN Star Sports.
Book contains lot of information but all are described in point by point, quite "feeling less" I will say as Tendulkar fan. However, this is good for quiz competition on cricket or Tendulkar.