Top positive review
The book is simple, straight, to the point just like him and his cricket.
24 November 2018
First of all why are we interested in VVS? His 281 of course. 13th March 2001 should be declared as the day of fight back by underdogs. A historic day not just for Indian cricket but for the country itself. Back against the wall, a special person with the help of the wall had fought back, offering hope in a seemingly hopeless situation. The first chapter itself talks about it in depth. That chapter itself is worth buying the book for. Once that is out of the way, we get a peep into the private life of VVS. It takes courage to reveal the innermost thoughts, failures, mental states, ups and downs, encouragements. Nothing held back. We read about the coaches (yes, there is enough stuff about chappel), fellow cricketers, friends, well wishers, family. We get to know how strong the bonds are between the players, Sachin, Dravid, Veeru, Zak, Sourav and Laxman. We may think that after the 281 he could never be dropped but we see that within a year his place in playing 11 was in question. VVS offers no excuses for batting failures. No hiding behind injuries. He openly admits to technical problems, bad shot selections, lapses in concentration. We should thank VVS for sharing such intimate details of his life. It is a must read not just for cricket fans but for everyone who wants to know how someone from a simple middle class family became very, very special.