This book is for the fan and the analyst, by two writers who consider themselves fans and analysts in equal measure. It follows the career of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, demi-god and cricketer – his rise, his peak, his dark phase, and his resurrection. It asks the tough questions asked of him, through the lens of statistics. Numbers are not everything, but once one has framedThis book is for the fan and the analyst, by two writers who consider themselves fans and analysts in equal measure. It follows the career of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, demi-god and cricketer – his rise, his peak, his dark phase, and his resurrection. It asks the tough questions asked of him, through the lens of statistics. Numbers are not everything, but once one has framed and understood the context, they are certainly stronger than opinions. The authors seek to compare him with his peers in both major forms of the game and present the data so that the reader can independently draw conclusions. And if you still believe Sachin isn't god's gift to the world of cricket, well, god help you!About the Authors:Shyam Balasubramanian studied at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has worked for seventeen years in different parts of the world, including India, Asia-Pacific and Europe. He lives in London.Vijay Santhanam graduated from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and has completed twenty years of a successful career in international business in India, China and the Asia Pacific region. He lives in Singapore....
|Title||:||If Cricket Is A Religion, Sachin Is God|
|Number of Pages||:||180 Pages|
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If Cricket Is A Religion, Sachin Is God Reviews
I think the book just blew me over. The was they have started the book is exemplary. They start the book by explaining the difference between fans and fanatics and why the former is abundant in India and the latter in the UK - this gave me a new perspective. The book goes on to explain timeline of SRT's career that include his downfall and the sharpest of the critics against him. Theories that authors have explained to explain the downfall in careers of not only SRT but all cricketers have taken me by surprise. Thoroughly researched piece was one of the highlights of the book.Authors have taken analysis to a new level when he builds case for Sachin. Even the critics would fall in line if they are to read this chapter where authors have dissected each and every minutest of the factors. Analytics at its best.However, at times I, in spite of being an ardent fan of SRT, felt that a few pages (only few) were written more by heart. Apart from that, I think that is one of the best researched books that I have read. Hats off to them, for they have created a magic with it. A MUST READ FOR BOTH AN SRT FAN OR CRITIC.Will give a 5/5.
I found a very basic flaw in the approach taken to write this book - from the outset the authors have considered Sachin to be a God, and then the stats have been selectively picked in order to support that assumption. This presents a very biased and myopic view on the career of a modern great!Also, it appears as if the book has been written with a single purpose in mind - to negate the criticism that Cricinfo and Ian Chappell wrote about in the past years. The authors would have been well served by giving the facts, and letting the readers judge by themselves. They induce a polarity in the reader's mind, which is irritating.This book will be loved by die-hard fans of SRT, but for lovers of the sport in general, it is a very biased and myopic viewpoint, highlighting only Sachin's success, and discounting his failures.
This manuscript is for the hardcore Sachin Tendulkar fans. Gives an indepth description and justification for his failures and successes based on statistics and numbers. Although I personally feel it is unfair on the authors' part to nominate him as GOD of cricket. It is like - unnecessarily walking an extra mile. Sachin is a legend, but not GOD. Also, the author is a little biased while sharing experiences with regards to Sachin and the other ten members of the team in terms of matches won and lost. For example, he attributes the losses to other ten members while giving credit solely to Sachin for the victories. At the end of the day, Cricket is a team game. Period. The authors pay good tribute to Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. Good read.
Just WOW book on one of the Best Cricketer ever played.
Any book on Sachin is worth reading. This one takes more statistical approach to prove the point that Sachin is GOD :)
A Sachinist can simply not stop reading it over and again. This biography comes from the most ardent fan of Sachin exclusively for the die-hard Sachin fans!
I am absolute sachin fan and I loved it....For all those asses who criticize Sachin, there is enough of statistical evidence to prove them wrong....Sachin is God and I am his disciple... :p
Fascinating stats-driven book (especially the thirty three effect). Wish there were more such books on Sachin.