Published in the year 2011, Sachin: Genius Unplugged is a book that contains a detailed account of the life of one of the best cricketers in history, Sachin Tendulkar.
Summary Of The Book
Sachin: Genius Unplugged is a collection of 16 essays on Sachin Tendulkar by some of the leading figures in the cricket world, which include R. Mohan, Harsha Bhogle, Gideon Haigh, Peter Roebuck, Greg Baum, and Menon himself. Through the course of this book, the readers are given insights into certain events in the life of the Little Master that haven?t been touched upon yet. The foreword of this book has been written by Muttiah Muralitharan, who recollects the Hero Honda Cup of 1993, where he first met the Little Master. He recounts the time during that tournament when Tendulkar batted for 5-6 overs in Kanpur, and how India won. Sachin remained unbeaten during the tournament. He tells the readers that the Sachin sampler was enough, stating that the stories they heard were true.
By the time he was 19, Tendulkar had made his mark in the international cricket world. Players as well as senior writers were amazed at his talent. Bhogle recollects the first time he interviewed Tendulkar, who was 14 years old back then, and was gaining popularity due to his stunning feats in the Mumbai Circuit, scoring 1028 runs in just 5 innings. Bhogle states that at the age of 14, Tendulkar began to create expectations, and was matching up to them as well. People still seem confused regarding Tendulkar?s calm approach to batting.
Rahul Dravid, in his column, provides the readers with an insider account about the ever-increasing passion of the Master Blaster when it comes to batting. He recounts a statement by a bowler, who exclaimed that Tendulkar should not be motivated more, as it would translate to several hours more of bowling at the nets. Sanjay Manjrekar, a former cricketer, and one of the leading voices in the cricket world praised Ramakant Achrekar for coaching Tendulkar during the formative years of his cricketing career. Sachin: Genius Unplugged is a must-have for any die-hard fan of the Master Blaster.
About Suresh Menon
Suresh Menon is a well-known newspaper editor and author. Apart from this book, Menon has written Wisden India Almanack 2013, Bishan: Portrait Of A Cricketer, Dream Team India, and Pataudi: Nawab Of Cricket.
Menon completed his degree in Political Science and Economics from Bangalore University, where he was the topper. He started working for the Deccan Herald, and later worked for the Indian Express, Chennai. He later joined the New Indian Express, Chennai, and was appointed as the Editor, launching the New Sunday Express. However, he resigned from the post in 2002 as he wanted to pursue his writing career. Menon later decided to launch a newspaper of his own in Bangalore city, which was bought off by the Times Of India group, after it became the bestselling newspaper in Karnataka. He currently resides in Bangalore, along with his spouse and son.