Sachin Tendulkar : the man cricket loved back. Man cricket loved back. - vi, 262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 24 cm

"The world's best writers on India's biggest sporting legend" -- Cover.

Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from the sport in November 2013 was among the most-watched cricket events of the year, one that tugged at the heartstrings of Indians and cricket lovers worldwide. Shortly after he walked off the field for the last time, the Government of Indai bestowed the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour, on him. Sachin Tendulkar: The Man Cricket Loved Back is an ESPNcricinfo anthology of fine writing on India's greatest cricketer. This collection brings together affectionate and perceptive appreciations from teammates and rivals who saw Tendulkar up close among them, V.S.S. Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, John Wright, Allan Donald, Greg Chappell, Sanjay Manjrekar and Aakash Chopra and contributions from the who's who of cricket writing, including Gideon Haigh, Mike Marqusee, Ayaz Memon, Ed Smith, Mark Nicholas, Rohit Brijnath, Sharda Ugra and Mukul Kesavan. It also features several interviews confected with Sachin over the years, and superb pictures of him on and off the field, making for a comprehensive portrait of the cricketer and the man through the eyes of those who have watched and studied him from the closet quarters.''Sachin Sachin' will reverberate in my ears till I spot breathing.' Sachin Tendulkar in his farewell speech.

9780670087488 (hardback) 0670087483 (hardback)

Tendulkar, Sachin, 1973-

Cricket players--India.
Cricket players--India--Biography.