ISBN 9788129118592,Skipper: A Definitive Account Of India's Greatest Captains

Skipper: A Definitive Account Of India's Greatest Captains


Chetan Narula


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788129118592

ISBN-10 8129118599

Hard Back

Number of Pages 796 Pages
Language (English)


When it comes to cricket, the billions living in this country stand united. They may have strong and differing views on a player's performance, varied opinions and heated arguments about the game, but in the end, all that matters is an Indian win. The sheer number of people that follow cricket in India highlights the amount of pressure on the player leading the team onto the field, giving rise to the popular saying that the Indian cricket captain's job is probably the most important in the country, second only to the prime minister's. With careful thought, in-depth research and detailed discussions, this book discusses ten of the greatest captains in Indian cricketing history, describing the various tours they played on, their wins and losses, selectors they had to contend with, superstars in their team, and their personal battles, victories and downfalls. There is also a special note on India's current captain, M.S. Dhoni, in an attempt to foresee the direction Indian cricket may take in the near future. About the Author Chetan Narula is a sports writer/journalist based in New Delhi, India. He has been a cricket commentator (voice) with Mobile ESPN and a sub-editor with Cricket Today Magazine. He is a columnist with Dream Cricket (USA) and the Indian cricket correspondent for Cricket World Media (UK).