Author: Vijay LokapallyPublisher: UBS PublishersYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 139ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174765018
Cricket is the fastest growing religion in India, beyond caste or creed. Though millions pursue the sport, only a handful mange to emerge as path breakers, even fewer become idols, and enjoy the status of cricketing gods in this country.Virender Sehwag is a unique cricketer of modern era. From the time he first held a plastic bat and ball to his rise as a universally feared belter, in both forms of the game, the life of this gifted performer is both intriguing and inspiring.The Virender Sehwag Story is a narration of a youngster’s journey from the dusty lanes of Najafgarh to some of the well-manicured international venues, reaching epic proportions at Multan. Sehwag, armed with unmistakable humility and unshakable character, has caught the imagination of the cricketing world with his own brand of batsmanship.He may not be a purist’s delight but still manages to gain accolades from the connoisseurs. Not for him the coaching manual as he plays some incredible stokes with remarkable ease, irrespective of the quality of the opposition. His drives from stance position have become a rage in coaching academies across the country.This book is an honest attempt to bring out the man behind sobriquets like the Nawab of Najafgarh or the Sultan of Multan.
FOREWORDMESSAGEPREFACEACKNOWLEDGEMENTSThe BeginningNajafgarh Boy Adopts a Home GroundThe Formative YearsAt JamiaMaking an Impact in First-class CricketOne-day Debut and Out in the ColdBack in the FoldCloningTest Debut and Banning ControversyYear 2002World Cup, Captaincy and CountyAustralian Tour309 and AfterA Perfect Role ModelSehwag in Facts and FiguresIndex