About the Book
The deafening noise in the Wankhede turns to silence so complete that you'd swearyou can hear Tendulkar's footsteps as he begins the walk back to the pavilion.
It's the end of an era, they said. No more switching off televisions when he got out; nomore resounding chants of 'Sa-chi-i-i-n, Sa-chin!' In November 2013, Sachin Tendulkarplayed his final Test.
Dilip D'Souza builds on close and detailed observation of those two and a half days,capturing all the hysteria it spawned, the love and adulation that showered from therafters at the Wankhede, the choking emotion, and yes, there was a match on too,against the West Indies. Final Test discusses cricket from the old to the new, as Sachintakes to the pitch one final time.
About the Author
Dilip D'Souza trained as a computer scientist (BITS Pilani, Brown University) andspent many years in software. Somewhere along the way he tried his hand at writingand found that more interesting. He's been a full-time writer for 15 years now. He's wonseveral fellowships and awards for his writing (Outlook/Picador prize, Newsweek/Daily Beast prize, Wolfson College Press Fellowship, and more). He has written forpublications like Caravan, Hindustan Times, Mint, Outlook, the Hindu, Washington Post,NYT, Die Zeit, Salon, Newsweek, Daily Beast, among others. He writes a well-regardedmathematics column, A Matter of Numbers, for Mint.
Final Test is Dilip's fifth book.