Mid-Wicket Tales (English)
Mid-Wicket Tales: From Trumper to Tendulkar, authored by S. Giridhar and V. J. Raghunath, is a delightful book for sincere cricket devotees all over the world. As Rahul Dravid says, "It is a book that will make you fall in love with cricket, all over again."
Summary of the Book
With a foreword written by one of the best commentators of our times, Harsha Bhogle, Mid-Wicket Tales is a book that is penned with genuine passion. It celebrates all the nuances of the gameŸ??s brilliance, including its superb history, ardour and technicalities. The book is packed with exceptional and fascinating tales, based on meticulous study and analysis. All the essays here not only bring out the passion of the authors, but also their patient objectivity, perspective and balance while writing about their favourite?˜sport and its sportsmen.
About the Authors
S.?˜Giridhar is the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at the reputed Azim Premji University, Bangalore. He writes frequently for the Wall Street Journal, Indian Express, the Hindu, FirstPost.com and Seminar magazine, based on his vast experience in the education sector. He played inter-school and city cricket tournaments. Giridhar played his best cricket during his late thirties and he fondly wishes he had played like that in his younger years.
V. J. Raghunath is a retired chemical engineer. He currently consults with the Azim Premji Foundation. He used to be a very sophisticated left-handed batsman and a bold close-in fielder in school who pleased all his coaches. He was honoured with the A. F. Wensley?˜Prize for the most talented schoolboy cricketer for three consecutive years. In the year in 1968, while he was in his twenties, he headed the Madras Colts team to Bombay. Raghunath played first-division league with some of the finest cricketers of Bombay and Madras.
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