MYTH-BUSTING: Indian Cricket behind the Headlines


Gulu Ezekiel


Rupa Publications India

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Rupa Publications India

Publication Year 2021


ISBN-10 9390547172

Paper Back

Number of Pages 264 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 14 x 1.57 x 21.6
Weight (grms) 381
An enchanting delve into Indian cricket widely held myths and breaking them ball by ball! What are the mysteries behind the 1986 Madras tied test? *Were Sunil Gavaskar and Viv Richards the only two modern cricketers to bat helmetless? *Is Salim durani the first kabul-born test cricketer? What is the real story behind the non-telecast of Kapil dev's famous 175 not out? Cricket around the world is built on myths and Indian cricket is no different. These myths have been repeated ad nauseam over the years till they have come to be accepted as fact and in the modern age get extra traction through social media. Gulu Ezekiel, one of India’s leading cricket journalists and authors with 40 years of experience and over a dozen cricket books to his credit, demolishes these myths. Using multiple historical sources and eye-witness accounts, Gulu exposes the real story behind these tales in a fascinating, controversial and unique book which is sure to rock the cricket world. Complete with unique and rare photos myth-busting is a cricket connoisseur’s delight.

Gulu Ezekiel

GULU EZEKIEL (born 1959) is one of the country’s most prolific and well-known sports journalists. Having begun his career in Madras in 1982, Gulu went freelance in 2001 after moving to New Delhi ten years earlier. In those ten years he served in a senior capacity in numerous media organisations, reporting on major sporting events both in India and abroad. Gulu has extensive experience in print, radio, TV and internet and has written thousands of articles for nearly 100 publications from around the world. Today he is a familiar face on numerous TV channels as a guest expert. His first book was released in 1992. This is his 14th and contains a selection of 40 of his best articles over the three decades of his career.
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