Celebrating the career of India’s biggest sporting legend

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 team-mates and rivals who played alongside and against Tendulkar (among them, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, John Wright, Allan Donald, Greg Chappell, Sanjay Manjrekar and Aakash Chopra).

Also featured are 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.

Several interviews conducted with Tendulkar over the years, and superb pictures of him on and off the field complete the line-up, making for a comprehensive portrait of the cricketer and the man through the eyes of those who have watched and studied him from up close.

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THE MAN CRICKET LOVED BACK Published by Penguin India Hardback, 262 pages (including 16 in full colour)
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