My friend Azhar
My friend Azhar

The man we loved to love became the man we hated to love and loved to hate. In the end there was neither love nor hate, but pity perhaps

The mind behind the machine
The mind behind the machine

There's much wisdom and insight in this book by Paddy Upton, the former India mental conditioning coach, even if it occasionally overreaches

The accidental captain who emerged shining
The accidental captain who emerged shining

Wadekar was appointed to the role of India captain on a whim, and rewarded the faith placed in him with two iconic series wins

Life of Wilko
Life of Wilko

Cricketer turned commentator Alan Wilkins has produced a memoir whose qualities mirror his own

What do they know of history who only history know?
What do they know of history who only history know?

Three examples that show how sport's impact is underrated

The fighter tells his story his way
The fighter tells his story his way

Sourav Ganguly's autobiography covers a fascinating period in Indian cricket, though the focus remains squarely on him

Two thousand Tests, I've watched them all
Two thousand Tests, I've watched them all

Test matches burn bright in the memory whether you watched them or not

Coffee with Chandra
Coffee with Chandra

Spin, songs and other turns with the great Indian spinner

India in five
India in five

Quotes that provide a concise history of the country's cricket

Book, line and sinker
Book, line and sinker

With some coaxing, some serendipity and a good bit of foraging, Bengaluru's used-book stores reveal a treasure trove of cricket literature

Cricket fandom with a philosophical slant
Cricket fandom with a philosophical slant

A collection of essays on the game from a geographically detached fan with a scholarly perspective

The new India: a fan's view
The new India: a fan's view

A readable new book chronicles Indian cricket after the retirement of Tendulkar

The mask behind Tendulkar's mask
The mask behind Tendulkar's mask

His autobiography merely endorses the public image of the man, instead of giving us the insights we've been craving

Hidden tales of Mumbai's stalwarts
Hidden tales of Mumbai's stalwarts

The profiles of 76 international and domestic stars gathered here charm and inspire, but they leave you yearning for more

Extracting history from myth
Extracting history from myth

The first detailed assessment of Pankaj Roy, Bengal's first great cricketer, is a significant, if flawed, effort

Two thousand Tests, I've watched them all
Two thousand Tests, I've watched them all

Test matches burn bright in the memory whether you watched them or not

That subcontinental summer
That subcontinental summer

A new book on the 2011 World Cup is strong on travelogue, if not as much on the cricket itself

History for those who hate reading it
History for those who hate reading it

A charming collection of essays that bring out several interesting facts, prompting a reader to research deeper into the subject

An inspiring story, simply told
An inspiring story, simply told

The tale of how Yuvraj Singh beat cancer and came back to cricket is now the subject of a book that reveals the man behind the allrounder

Enjoying a draw and a win in almost equal measure
Enjoying a draw and a win in almost equal measure