A delightful read, a fantastic blend of history and story. I also really like the division of the phases into waves. I put down the book to really savour the moments and not because the writing sags. Found one factual error though. I don’t know if there are others but that is not to anyway take away the quality of writing - the incident referred to is that of Tendulkar being the first ever batsman to be given out by a third umpire. The author also says we saw a red light come on. This is factually incorrect. Third umpires initially used to put on green light to indicate out and this was done for Tendulkar also. I cross checked this on YouTube as well.
📚The Nine Waves By Mihir Bose📚 The most entertaining and comprehensive book on cricket in this country to be published yet, it tells the story of the nine great waves that have rolled through the history of Indian cricket, from India’s international debut in 1932 to the incredible achievements of viral Kohli’s team today. Each wave or era was chock-full of mesmerizing stars, thrilling moments, great victories, heart-breaking losses and significant turning points—this book tells the story of each of them in great detail. . 💚When it comes to cricket we Indians are so dedicated & so crazy about this sport. Cricket is the most played sport in our country, this is the most interesting book that I recently read on Indian cricket. The book talks about the minute details of each & every event that took place in our history relating to this marvellous game. Unfolding each & every part carefully of our cricket history the author brings you to the current situation where we are blessed with amazing players like Virat Kholi & Mahendra Dhoni💚 . The book only gives stress on this single topic but provides a good base to absorb alot of knowledge who are beginner in this field or wish to take it as career, the book deals with alot of aspects which could be actually learned & enjoyed throughout. Tricks & tactics, along with the cricket politics, the book is a complete blockbuster all about cricket. The book doesn't seem lengthy & reading it with flow will definitely make a good sense at the end of it, if you don't like cricket you will fall in love with it. . 💚The writing is so captivating & so original that it will drain you emotionally & will make you extremely happy at certain turns. The book is huge, but once you start it there are no chances of letting it down. Also, the cover is so lovely & this is something I will recommend not only to cricket fans but too everyone who has a dream in their eyes. Give it a go. . 💚Rating: 4🌟
The Nine Waves. ~ Thank you for sending this magnificent book @alephbookco :) ~ Cricket. The only game in our country that's of significant value. There's something about the game that ignites fire in the blood of both young and old as they watch the players march into the field. This humungous book written by the renowned Mihir Bose is a complete and indepth recollection of the Indian cricket history. Right from the times when Kapil Dev brought home the first World Cup trophy back in '83 to the recent growth in Indian cricket team, this book has it all. A treat to die-hard cricket fans. ~ What started off as a purely coincidental encounter for the author of witnessing a match, his attention and thirst grew steadfast to know more about the game. The author has described in detail about his personal experiences when it comes to witnessing and enjoying many cricket matches. He goes ahead to explain the highs and lows that the team faced over the years by patiently explaining that a balanced outcome was achieved nevertheless. I truly loved how he observed and mentioned the feats of Kapil Dev, Vijay Hazare and many others back when we had a team so strong that they went on to achieve marvelous results. Coming to the current team armed with skillful players like Dhoni and Kohli to name a few, the team has gone one step ahead. ~ Mihir, being a British Indian journalist has conducted extensive research in collating all the information in bringing forward this book to the readers just in time of the World Cup Series of 2019. What better way than to brush up our knowledge about this fantastic game by reading this book? Considering the sheer volume of this book, not many readers would prefer giving it a read. This book is handcrafted for ardent lovers of cricket who are willing to read the achievements, growth, lows and many other factors that has made cricket the game it is right now. Pick it up if you love the game to know what goes on behind all the action. ~ Rating - 4/5. #theninewaves