AUTOBIOGRAPHY

  • Sachin Tendulkar re-visits his last day in cricket November 16, 2014

    When for the first time in a Test match following his retirement Sachin Tendulkar didn't come out to bat at No. 4, reality hit every single Sachin fan. If his last day on the cricket field exactly a year ago from today choked every Indian with emotion, his absence actually...
  • Sachin Tendulkar - a year since the legend retired November 16, 2014

    This day a year ago, a batting legend - with records inscribed in almost every history book of the gentlemen's game - hung up his cricket gear after giving close to 25 years of his life to cricket and serving his country like very few sportspersons have done. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar,...
  • Toughest bit for me to cover my personal life with Anjali: Sachin Tendulkar November 15, 2014

    Speaking in London on his autobiography tour, Sachin Tendulkar shares his secretes which he revealed in his book 'Playing It My Way'. ...
  • My lifestyle was different from Kambli's, says Tendulkar November 13, 2014

    London: Sachin Tendulkar, in a rare comment about his childhood friend Vinod Kambli, has said that both of them were different individuals with distinct lifestyles. While Tendulkar went on to create a bunch of records in the game, Kambli could not realise his potential, ending up with 17 Test caps after...
  • Respect Sachin Tendulkar's opinion about me as coach: Kapil Dev November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India cricket captain Kapil Dev on Wednesday said he respect's Sachin Tendulkar's opinion about him as coach of the cricket team but refused to be drawn into a controversy with him by counter-commenting on the sensitive topic. Sachin in his autobiography "Playing It My Way" has said that...
  • I'm no cricketing god, says Sachin Tendulkar November 11, 2014

    Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar may be cricketing God for many of his fans but the batting legend has stressed that he is "normal". "I'm no cricketing god. I've made lots of mistakes on the field. I've loved playing cricket, but I'm normal Sachin and that's how it should be," he...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography to be published in regional languages November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Due to enormous demand, the publishers of Sachin Tendulkar's record-breaking autobiography, 'Playing It My Way', has decided to translate the book in Indian regional languages. Hachette India will be co-publishing Tendulkar's autobiography after being flooded with interest from several publishers. Poulomi Chatterjee, Publisher, Hachette India, said, "We have had an overwhelming...
  • Sachin Tendulkar urges Indian players to follow his example November 9, 2014

    London: Sachin Tendulkar may have written off England's chances of winning next year's World Cup but that hasn't stopped the India great urging his compatriots to broaden their horizons with a spell in English county cricket. England have never won the World Cup in nearly 40 years of trying and, having...
  • When Arjun punched his friend at school for blaming dad Sachin Tendulkar November 8, 2014

    While the life of celebrities looks all rosy from outside, it really isn't true. One example of that is how their children cope with the pressure of being celebrity kids. And Sachin Tendulkar's son, Arjun, is no exception. When India failed to cross the group stage for an early exit from...
  • Sachin Tendulkar hints at major sporting plan with Narendra Modi November 8, 2014

    London: Iconic Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Friday hinted that a major proposal on sports, which he has submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is set to be unveiled soon. At the UK launch of his much-hyped autobiography -- 'Playing It My Way' -- Tendulkar said the details of the plan...
  • Is Sachin Tendulkar right or wrong in avoiding match-fixing issue in his book? November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar may have invited criticism for skirting the match-fixing issue that rocked Indian cricket in 2000 in his autobiography 'Playing It My Way' but eminent lawyers have backed the icon saying it was the "prerogative of a celebrity like him to express himself in a manner he...
  • India can win the 2015 World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar November 8, 2014

    London: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar believes India stands a good chance of winning the next World Cup. He was asked to make his forecast for the 2015 championship at the launch of his autobiography at the Lord's Cricket Ground here on Friday. "I feel India can surprise a lot of people and...
  • West Indies team's pull-out not good for cricket: Sachin Tendulkar November 7, 2014

    London: Sachin Tendulkar termed it "not good for cricket" the West Indies team's pull-out midway into its India tour last month owing to a pay dispute with its cricket board and players' association. "It's definitely not good for cricket but if I speak further on this topic it would be unwise,"...
  • Sania Mirza writing her autobiography, date of release to be decided November 7, 2014

    Indore: Tennis ace Sania Mirza on Friday said that she was writing her autobiography but has not yet made up her mind when to release it. "I have already written 26 chapters of my autobiography, but life is moving on everyday on a continuous basis. So, new chapters are being added...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography has broken all records: publishers November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The publishers of Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography 'Playing It My Way', Hachette India on Friday said that the book has broken all records for an adult hardback on pre-order subscriptions across fiction and non-fiction categories. "Sachin Tendulkar's Playing It My Way has broken all records for an adult hardback on...
  • Never felt comfortable with lighter bats: Tendulkar November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: His heavy bat was a major talking point whenever Sachin Tendulkar battled injuries in his over-two-decade-long career but the iconic cricketer said he was never convinced about giving it up for a lighter one as his timing got affected everytime he tried the change. In his autobiography 'Playing It...
  • I doubted my ability to bat at the debut itself: Sachin Tendulkar November 7, 2014

    International Test debuts can be intimidating and Sachin Tendulkar could not have imagined a tougher one when he padded up against pace legends Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis in 1989 - the experience leaving him so scarred that he doubted his ability to continue at the highest level. In his just-released...
  • Playing it the Sachin way: Stephen Fleming on Sachin's autobiography November 6, 2014

    Its not just the Indian stars who are looking forward to reading the Master's book. Former Kiwi skipper - Stephen Fleming too is waiting to get his hands on a copy of the autobiography. ...
  • Unceremonious sacking as captain in 1997 was humiliating: Sachin Tendulkar November 6, 2014

    Sharing his anger and pain after being stripped of the captaincy in 1997, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has revealed that the "unceremonious" sacking was very "embarrassing" and "humiliating". Writing in his autobiography 'Playing It My Way', published by Hachette India, Tendulkar recalled the drawn three-match series against Sri Lanka, which preceded...
  • Sachin Tendulkar was disappointed with Kapil Dev as India coach November 6, 2014

    One of the finest Indian allrounders of all time, Kapil Dev was a "disappointment" when it came to coaching, reveals batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar in his just-released autobiography 'Playing It My Way'. Tendulkar has claimed that he was left disappointed by Kapil during one of the Australia tours since the coach...
  • Nervous Sachin Tendulkar didn't watch 2011 World Cup winning moment November 6, 2014

    Mumbai: India's retired batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar said at the release of his autobiography on Wednesday that he did not witness live what he considers the proudest moment of his life - winning the Cricket World Cup in 2011. Tendulkar said he was superstitious at the Wankhede Stadium during the final...
  • I was always interested in bowling: Sachin Tendulkar November 5, 2014

    "My interest in bowling was always there. In fact, as a youngster, I think when I was only 12-13 years, I went to Chennai for Dennis Lilee's fast bowling MRF Camp." ...
  • Multan declaration not an issue between Rahul Dravid and Sachin November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The Multan declaration that snuffed out Sachin Tendulkar's double century in the 2004 Test match had triggered stories of serious differences between skipper Rahul Dravid and the batting maestro, but the two laughed it off on Wednesday as any honest difference in the dressing room. The occasion was the release...
  • Sachin Tendulkar Interview: the master opens up on past, present and future November 5, 2014

    Sachin Tendulkar's tell-all autobiography 'Playing It My Way' was officially released on Tuesday - ending the wait of cricket fraternity and fans around the globe. Here's what he had to say post the launch: Between tennis and cricket Definitely a cricketer! Tennis was good fun. I enjoyed playing tennis, I enjoyed watching...
  • I didn't know, so didn't comment in book: Tendulkar on fixing November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar has shied away from touching on perhaps the darkest phase in Indian cricket - the match-fixing scandal - in his much-awaited autobiography, saying he chose to skirt the issue as it would have been "unwise" to comment on things he was not fully aware of. Speaking to a...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography 'Playing It My Way' officially released November 5, 2014

    Sachin Tendulkar's tell-all autobiography 'Playing It My Way' was officially launched on Tuesday - ending the wait of cricket fraternity and fans around the globe. The gala event took place in Sachin's hometown Mumbai after he offered the first copy of the book to his mother - similar to the manner...
  • Panel Discussion: Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography launch November 5, 2014

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts takes a look back at Sachin Tendulkar's career on the day his autobiography is set to be launched. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Sachin Tendulkar November 5, 2014

    Sachin Tendulkar hardly ever spoke out of turn as long as he played for India. He always measured his words without betraying his emotions. The only time he was rattled and decided to react was when Greg Chappell tried to tinker with his batting order during the 2007 World Cup. ...
  • Sachin Tendulkar presents first copy of autobiography to mother November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar Wednesday presented the first copy of his autobiography "Playing It My Way", to be released Thursday, to his mother Rajni. "Gave the first copy of my book to my mother. Look of pride on her face was a priceless moment ! #PlayingItMyWayLaunch," Sachin tweeted,...