It is a perfect gift for Sachin Tendulkar, when much awaited book on him has come out. “SACHIN A HUNDRED HUNDREDS NOW, written by famous sports Journalist, commentator and writer V. Krishnaswamy, introduce by Rahul Dravid and forwarded by Ramakant Achrekar.
On 16 March 2012, at Mirpur in Dhaka, after opening the innings for India, Sachin nudged the ball to behind square leg in the forty-fourth over to cross the final barrier: a hundred centuries in international cricket. In this account of the master batsman’s incredible journey, sportswriter V. Krishnaswamy takes us through every hundred, every peak scaled on Sachin’s way to the top. Alongside, he captures for us glimpses of the fast changing world around Sachin, and the two sportsmen whose lives and achievements in some ways mirror the Little Master’s: world chess champion Viswanathan Anand and tennis superstar Leander Paes.
With an introduction by former India captain Rahul Dravid and a foreword by Sachin’s first and most famous coach Ramakant Achrekar, this is a book for every sport and Sachin fan.
V. Krishnaswamy was born in Kolkata and brought up in Delhi. He has been a sports writer and commentator for 30 years. He has travelled to almost 50 countries to cover sport since 1082 and attended the last Olympic Games besides seven Asian Games, five Commonwealth Games and numerous regional events. He has followed cricket tours to various countries and written extensively on the sport as a sports reporter with the Times of India and then as the sports editor of the Pioneer and the Indian Express.
He has attended more than 100 international golf events, and has authored two books on golf besides four sports quiz books for young people. He is also a regular guest on sports shows on major TV news channels including Times Now, NDTV, Star News and Doordarshan, as well as All India Radio.