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Gulu Ezekiel


Vijay Lokapally


Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd.

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Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd.



ISBN-10 9388271343

Paper Back

Language (English)

Indian cricket was traditionally known for its spin bowling. All that changed with the advent of the magnificent Kapil Dev in 1978. The floodgates really opened in the new millennium with Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan and Irfan Pathan leading a revolution that today sees India's pace attack as among the best in the world. But how many know that from the late 19th century right till the 1940s it was fast bowlers that shaped the early years of Indian cricket? From Pavri and Bulsara to Nissar and Amar Singh, batsmen from around the world found Indian pace bowling too hot to handle.

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.

Vijay Lokapally

Vijay Lokapally is one of the most widely travelled and well-known cricket journalists in the world. He has reported on five World Cups apart from numerous Test matches around the cricket world. This is his third book for Bloomsbury following the best-selling Driven: The Virat Kohli Story (2016 and 2019) and World Cup Warriors: The Boys in Blue (2019). He is also the author of a biography of Virender Sehwag. He writes for The Hindu and Sportstar.
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