Mid-Wicket Tales : From Trumper to Tendulkar
By: Giridhar, S.
Contributor(s): Raghunath, V J.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New Delhi : SAGE Publications, 2014Description: 1 online resource (293 p.).ISBN: 9789351500902.Subject(s): Cricket -- History -- Anecdotes | Cricket players -- History -- Anecdotes | CricketGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mid-Wicket Tales : From Trumper to TendulkarDDC classification: 796.358 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; 1 - The Thrill of Close-in Catching; 2 - The Lesser Known Facets of Kapil's Brilliance; 3 - Fab Four: Once in a Lifetime Lineup; 4 - Men like Dravid: Trust Them with Your Life; 5 - Rolls Royce and Other Terrors: Right-arm Fast; 6 - The Magic of Leg Spin; 7 - First-class Cricket: Lifeblood of the Game; 8 - Worrell, Brearley and Other Great Captains; 9 - Big Hitting Is Not New: Ask Trumper and Jessop; 10 - Leg before Wicket: The Changing Paradigm; 11 - An Evening with Salim Durani; Photographs; 12 - A Special Place in Our Hearts:The Right-hand Stylists
13 - Left-arm Spin: Its Place inCricket History14 - Nurturing New Batsmen: Look forEarly Signs of Greatness; 15 - Left-arm Fast: Just a Few Pearls; 16 - 600 Sit-ups a Day: The Wicket Keepers; 17 - All About Opening Batsmen; 18 - The Chinaman and Mystery Bowler; 19 - Every Form of Spin: That's India; 20 - Nobility and Courage: The Very Spirit of the Game; 21 - The Sublime Left Handers; 22 - Neil Harvey: Every Left Hander's Idol; 23 - For an Even Game between Bat and Ball; 24 - Prasanna, Laker and the Tribe of Off Spinners
25 - Rubbing Shoulders with the Best: Stories from Madras and Bombay League26 - Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar: Carrying a Billion Hopes; Last Word: In Conversationwith S. Venkataraghavan; Acknowledgments; Bibliography; Index; About the Authors
Written with the passion of a fan and knowledge of a cricketer, Mid-Wicket Tales: From Trumper to Tendulkar is for all genuine lovers of cricket from every cricketing nation. It celebrates cricket in all its hues and brings alive the rich history, romance and technical nuances of the game, where diligent research and analysis is blended with rare and interesting anecdotes. Even as the essays reflect the authors' passion for the game, there is a perspective, balance and tolerant objectivity right through the book. Thus, if they lavish praise on Rahul Dravid for his batting or the wondrous all-r
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