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31 May 2018
A rather surprising book, but makes for a good read.
Manjrekar writes a no-holds barred autobiography, where he doesn't spare anyone, including his father and himself. The prose is good, though not flowing. Clearly, unlike most sports-persons, this has not been ghost written. The title is justified by him, when he describes his endless quest for perfection that became an obsession and brought a premature end to a career that had so much promise. He did achieve a lot on the cricket fields, but he could have done much more. Only after retiring from all forms of cricket and reinventing himself as a commentator and program host on television, he seems to have come to terms and accepted himself, warts and all.
His description of the bitter North zone - West zone rivalry, the lack of camaraderie, the clash of cultures that went on behind the scenes was revealing. We the spectators can only speculate, but reading about all this is fascinating as he gives us a ringside view of all that happens in the dressing rooms of the cricket stadiums
He manages to tell his story well, shooting from the hip, political correctness be damned! Loved it all the more for that. This is a must read for those like me who followed the game from the seventies onward
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