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  • Paperback: 632 pages
  • Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd; Rev. ed edition (2 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 023305040X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0233050409
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 4.9 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 440,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mihir Bose began his journalistic career as cricket correspondent for LBC before moving to the foreign desk of The Sunday Times. From 1978 to 1995 he wrote regularly for the paper on sports, reporting on the Olympic Games, cricket and football World Cups and several cricket Test series. Since 1995 he has been a sports columnist with The Daily Telegraph, specialising in sports business and politics. He has also written 17 books, including Keith Miller: A Cricketing Biography; All In A Day: A History of One-Day Cricket; and Maiden View: The Magic of Indian Cricket. He lives in London.

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I am singularly unqualified to review this book. I purchased it for my son whose cricketing genes descend entirely from my wife’s side of the family. I am unable to remember the names of the various Indian Premier League teams but admit to finding their clothes very colourful.

I had seen and heard Mihir Bose when he was BBC Sports Editor between 2006-9 and always found his comments to be clear and articulate. My impression is that the history of Indian cricket has probably had more downs than ups even if it can claim to have the most vociferous and impassioned fans. It also has Gavaskar, who contributes a brief Foreword.

Asked what he liked about the book, my son that confirmed it contained ‘lots of statistics’ and ‘was very interesting and old players’, the latter meaning anything before the 21st century. However, it has been carried around and read [maybe even re-read] almost constantly.

Thinking about modern Indian society, its diverse problems and challenges, cricket would seem to be one of the strongest elements of the glue that stick the country together, transcending culture, religion, gender and caste.

I was interested to catch the name Nawab of Pataudi who seemed to have crept in from a novel by John Masters or Paul Scott.

If/when it becomes available then perhaps I will be allowed to dip into the book and, if the author stimulates my interest, his knowledge and communication skills can have not greater recommendation. I am sure that this book will interest other young cricketers especially if they have a family link to India.
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By Rahul Patel on 12 Jan. 2015
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Boring, boring, boring. No analysis or historical context.
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