New Delhi: From Champion of Champions to one of the world’s top cricket commentators to Team India’s most successful Test cricket coach, Ravi Shastri shares his incomparable perspective when it comes to cricket in a new book.
In Stargazing: The Players in My Life, his upcoming book by HarperCollins Publishers India, Shastri shares never-before-revealed anecdotes and insights about illustrious champions from across the globe who have impressed and inspired him.
Spanning decades of cricket and featuring the best of the best including Sir Gary Sobers, Tiger Pataudi, Gundappa Viswanath, Imran Khan, Vivian Richards, Kapil Dev, Allan Border, Steve Waugh, Malcolm Marshall, Arjuna Ranatunga, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma, Ben Stokes, R Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja, among others.
He said, “I’ve had the privilege to play against, watch as well as commentate, and now coach, some of the greatest cricketers to ever walk out on the pitch. I’m very pleased to be sharing my stories, a glimpse into my exciting life involved with cricket.”
He says the players featured in Stargazing are those who not only made runs and took wickets, but also influenced cricket in a big way and drew in more fans with their skills and accomplishments. “There will, of course, be disagreements with the cricketers I’ve written about, and that’s okay. All selectors must be sufficiently thick-skinned and prepared to take criticism,” he added. HarperCollins is also offering a special limited-time offer where readers can get a digitally signed copy by Ravi Shastri.