Book of the week - Playing it My Way
Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography
Hey everyone, we’re starting with the ‘sports’ theme today and will talk about Sachin’s autobiography Playing it My Way… seemed like a well-suited choice to us, do share your sport read in the comments below!
None is unaware of what a GEM Sachin is and this book holds his life story in his own words – his journey from a small boy with dreams to becoming a cricket god. Let’s take a peek
"It (losing) was hurting me badly and it took me a long time to come to terms with these failures. I even contemplated moving away from the sport completely, as it seemed nothing was going my way."
Playing it my way is a book by Sachin Tendulkar and Boria Majumdar (Contributor) published on 5 November 2014 in Mumbai after Sachin’s retirement. It summarises Tendulkar's early days, his 24 years of international career, and aspects of his life that have not been shared publicly.
Written in clean words with true sportsmen spirit, this autobiography entered the Limca Book of Records for being the best-selling adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories. Moreover in India, it broke the record set by Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs for being the most pre-ordered biographical book.
So yeah, it’s an athlete’s autobiography at its very best. About struggles and sacrifices to ultimate success, showing sporting moments from a personal unfiltered viewpoint.
Here is what Sachin had to say at the time of his book’s launch…
"… I knew that agreeing to write my story would need me to be completely honest, as that’s the way I have always played the game. It would require talking about a number of aspects I have not shared in public before.
So here I am, at the end of my final innings, having taken that last walk back to the pavilion, ready to recount as many incidents as I can remember since first picking up a cricket bat as a child in Mumbai thirty-five years ago." - Sachin Tendulkar