Book Journey: Playing It My Way

EtherealJinxed |Playing It My Way by Sachin Tendulkar

Genre: Cricket, Autobiography
Book Name: Playing It My Way
Author: Sachin Tendulkar
Pages: 496
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Sachin Tendulkar’s – ‘Playing It My Way’ journeys his life from his childhood to his retirement, the ups-and-downs that he faced and the constant struggles he faced in Indian cricket.

Although Tendulkar has described certain portions of the book in great detail, the book is more of a chronological recollection of his career rather than an insight into the genius of Sachin Tendulkar. The hardcore Indian cricket fan might be disappointed as the book gets mundane at certain sections. The language is plain, even cliched at times. Also, certain controversies that Tendulkar dealt with during his career have just been passively mentioned, which could have spiced up the book.

However, certain chapters (especially the one on India-Pakistan World Cup match in 2003 – which Tendulkar has described in great detail), evoke a sense of euphoria and passion and makes the book an interesting read.

Overall, the autobiography can be at best rated averagely good. The book does succeed in bringing out the passion for cricket that the master batsman possessed, but it has left a lot to be desired and the average Indian cricket fan asking for more.

Book Review by:
Amit Kumar


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