Mid-Wicket Tales

From Trumper to Tendulkar

by S Giridhar, V J Raghunath

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  • 935150090X
  • 9788132117384
  • 9789351500902

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-round skills of Garry Sobers or the incomparable slip catching of Bobby Simpson, they also admire the less successful test cricketers, for there are just a few thousand test players in 137 years of international cricket. 

It is the sort of book one can reach out and spend 30 minutes on any number of occasions, just like meeting old friends.

 
  • SAGE Publications; June 2014
  • ISBN: 9789351500902
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  • Title: Mid-Wicket Tales
  • Author: S Giridhar; V J Raghunath
  • Imprint: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 935150090X
  • 9788132117384
  • 9789351500902

In The Press

The book has energy and passion. It’s analytical, dissects technique, explores various facets but, crucially, never forgets cricket’s unsung men — talented players who missed out on Tests...dotted with photographs and illustrations, the book has rare and diverse statistics...the book is, both, an informative and a racy read.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 935150090X
  • 9788132117384
  • 9789351500902