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A History of Indian Cricket OnAugustThe Day the Elephant came to the Oval India, under the captaincy of AL Wadekar, won her first Test match against England in England From this dramatic starting point Mihir Bose focuses on the rollercoaster nature of India s cricket history, from its early days in the time of the British Raj to the present day period that has been characterised by both the sublime the batting mastery of Sachin Tendulkar and the ridiculous the match fixing scandals associated with the nefarious activities of certain Indian bookmakers Mihir Bose s lively, informed and always entertaining text is supported by a full statistical appendix, including the scorecards of all India s most famous Test matches and a table of averages of all India s Test players I am singularly unqualified to review this book I purchased it for my son whose cricketing genes descend entirely from my wife s side of the family I am unable to remember the names of the various Indian Premier League teams but admit to finding their clothes very colourful.I had seen and heard Mihir Bose when he was BBC Sports Editor between 2006 9 and always found his comments to be clear and articulate My impression is that the history of Indian cricket has probably had downs than ups even if it can claim to have the most vociferous and impassioned fans It also has Gavaskar, who contributes a brief Foreword.Asked what he liked about the book, my son that confirmed it contained lots of statistics and was very interesting and old players , the latter meaning anything before the 21st century However, it has been carried around and read maybe even re read almost constantly.Thinking about modern Indian society, its diverse problems and challenges, cricket would seem to be one of the strongest elements of the glue that stick the country together, transcending culture, religion, gender and caste.I was interested to catch the name Nawab of Pataudi who seemed to have crept in from a novel by John Masters or Paul Scott.If when it becomes available then perhaps I will be allowed to dip into the book and, if the author stimulates my interest, his knowledge and communication skills can have not greater recommendation I am sure that this book will interest other young cricketers especially if they have a family link to India. Authoritative book and a very compelling read Highlighly recommended fascinating

  • Hardcover
  • A History of Indian Cricket
  • Mihir Bose
  • 20 March 2017
  • 023305040X

About the Author: Mihir Bose

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