ISBN 9788184006360,Final Test Exit Sachin Tendulkar

Final Test Exit Sachin Tendulkar


Dilip Dsouza


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788184006360

ISBN-10 8184006365


Number of Pages 254 Pages
Language (English)


The deafening noise in the Wankhede turns to silence so complete that youd swear you can hear Tendulkars footsteps as he begins the walk back to the pavilion. Its the end of an era, they said. No more switching off televisions when he got out; no more resounding chants of Sa-chi-i-i-n, Sa-chin! In November 2013, Sachin Tendulkar played his final Test. Dilip DSouza builds on close and detailed observation of those two and a half days, capturing all the hysteria it spawned, the love and adulation that showered from the rafters at the Wankhede, the choking emotion, and yes, there was a match on too, against the West Indies. Final Test discusses cricket from the old to the new, as Sachin takes to the pitch one final time. Quote: A compelling, and different, read of a Test match that stopped the nation. Rahul Dravid Foreword by Harsha Bhogle Through a close scrutiny of Tendulkars last Testof the cricket, but also of the swell and fall of emotions around himDSouza teases out the larger issues that plague the game, in India as well as overseas. His refreshing honesty and outspokenness puncture the bubble that has often enveloped both Tendulkar and cricket in this country. Samanth Subramanian