Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’ is set to release on 6/11/2014. While the whole cricketing world is waiting desperately for his book, The Cricket Analyst believes that Sachin’s autobiography will be just an extension of his farewell speech that he gave at Wankhede Stadium.
Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most politically correct men one can ever come across. In a long career that spanned over 22 years, he didn’t make any politically ‘incorrect’ statement. Sachin has always been a man of few words, and during his playing days, he was never in news for non-cricketing reasons.
Sachin’s autobiography will release on 6th November, and there’s a lot of excitement among his fans. Although, it promises to share some great cricketing stories, there will nothing much that we (cricket fans) don’t already know.
Before I proceed further, I want to make on thing very clear- I am not suggesting that Sachin’s autobiography will not be interesting. All I am saying is, there will be nothing controversial or revealing in the book.
Sachin has always been a ‘goody-goody’ character on and off the field, and by whatever little I know about him (as someone who has followed his career closely), it’s highly unlikely that he will talk anything against his teammates.
It will be interesting to see whether he includes Dravid’s controversial declaration when Sachin was batting on 194, just six short of a double hundred. I’m not sure whether he will include this incident, but even if he decides to include, he will maintain a very politically correct stand, as always.
In my opinion, ‘Playing It My Way’ will be all about his story from “a young Mumbai lad who dreamt of playing for India to the greatest batsman ever.” This book will be about his struggle, his rise as a young batsman, his coach Ramakant Achrekar, his World Cup dream that was shattered in 1996, his friendship with his teammates, his wife Anjali, his brother Ajit, his fans, Sachin-Sachin chant, his best innings, his injuries, how he became the greatest batsman ever, his World Cup dream that was fulfilled in 2011, his 100th hundred which many believe was selfish, and some stories about how he overcame rough patches in his career.
If you’re expecting to read some controversial incidents like dressing room fights and secrets about the working of the BCCI, then this book might disappoint you.
I believe it will be just an extension of his farewell speech that he gave at Wankhede Staduim.
by The Cricket Analyst