Idols – Sunil Gavaskar

Idols Cover Page

Idols Cover Page

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ‘Idols’ on his most favourite cricketers. The book has profiled 30 odd cricketers of his time. The book profiles cricketers such as Rohan Kanhai (Gavaskar named his son as Rohan as a tribute to Kanhai), Sobers, Hadlee, Marsh, Kapil Dev, “Jimmy” Amarnath, “Zed” Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad, Imran Khan, Viv Richards, Bishen Singh Bedi, Prasanna, B. S. Chandra Sekhar, Venkataraghavan, etc. He also profiles some of the unlucky cricketers like Rajinder Goel and P. Shivalkar who could not make it to the national team.
Gavaskar includes interesting details about the profiled cricketers’ on and off the field lives too. Being in the game for such a long time, he is definitely bound to know a lot about the cricketers of his era. His language is also beautiful. I don’t think it is easy to find this book in bookstores anymore unless you find a copy or two in Amazon.

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