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Sachin Tendulkar- The Man Cricket Loved Back

Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement from the sport in November 2013 was among the most-watched cricket events of the year, one that tugged at the heartstrings of Indians and cricket lovers worldwide. Shortly after he walked off the field for the last time, the Government of India bestowed the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian honour, on him. Sachin Tendulkar: The Man Cricket Loved Back is an ESPNcricinfo anthology of fine writing on India’s greatest cricketer.
 
This collection brings together affectionate and perceptive appreciations from teammates and rivals who saw Tendulkar up close—among them, V.V.S. Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, Sourav Ganguly, John Wright, Allan Donald, Greg Chappell, Sanjay Manjrekar and Aakash Chopra—and contributions from the who’s who of cricket writing, including Gideon Haigh, Mike Marqusee, Ayaz Memon, Ed Smith, Mark Nicholas, Rohit Brijnath, Sharda Ugra and Mukul Kesavan. It also features several interviews conducted with Sachin over the years, and superb pictures of him on and off the field, making for a comprehensive portrait of the cricketer and the man through the eyes of those who have watched and studied him from the closest quarters.
 
About ESPN cricinfo
ESPNcricinfo has been the No. 1 cricket website in the world since it first went online in 1993. With a monthly average of over 20 million readers worldwide, it is also among the largest single-sport websites in the world. The site pioneered live ball-by-ball updates and it continues to be the leader in the field, integrating into its live coverage various elements from its searchable data feed to give fans a truly rich live-match experience. This is backed up by text- and video-based match analysis content, providing a comprehensive coverage menu.
 
The site runs its own global news operation, and its news and match coverage are supplemented by videos, opinion pieces, features, interviews and blogs. ESPNcricinfo maintains the game’s widest and most authoritative database, with details of about 65,000 international and domestic players, officials and administrators, over 45,000 matches and more than 2500 grounds. The strength of its journalism has given the site the status of cricket’s pre-eminent global voice—one that is followed by fans, players and administrators alike. ESPNcricinfo’s previous book titles are: Sealed with a Six: The Story of the 2011 World Cup; Timeless Steel, an anthology on Rahul Dravid; and Talking Cricket, a collection of interviews with legends of the game.

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