On Ravi Shastri's birthday, HarperCollins announces Team India’s most successful coach’s book STARGAZING: The Players in My Life
Thursday, 27 May 2021 (22:40 IST)
NEW DELHI: HarperCollins is proud to publish STARGAZING: The Players in My Life by Ravi Shastri, releasing fall 2021.
As a young boy, Ravi Shastri followed India's record-breaking run chases on the radio, ears glued for every masterful stroke his idol Gundappa Viswanath played. Barely a decade later, he was on the pitch himself, dazzling fans all over the world by hitting six sixes in one over.
From being Champion of Champions to one of the world's top cricket commentators to Team India's head coach, Ravi Shastri has an incomparable perspective when it comes to the game of cricket. In Stargazing: The Players in My Life, the legendary all-rounder looks back at the extraordinary talent he has encountered over the years.
Who is the former Indian captain who didn't do full justice to his talent? Or that bruising bowler who went on to become a best friend? What was the most important lesson the legendary Clive Llyod taught him? What did he want to tell M.S. Dhoni, but didn't, when the latter announced his decision to retire? How does Shastri set aside his personal bond with Virat Kohli in his role as coach?
Full of never-before-revealed anecdotes and insights, Stargazing, co-written with sports journalist Ayaz Memon and featuring illustrations by Shiva Rao, offers a glimpse into how over sixty illustrious champions from across the globe have impressed and inspired one of the world's greatest ODI players and Team India's most successful cricket coach.
Ravi Shastri says, "I've had the privilege to play against, watch as well as commentate and now coach, some of the greatest cricketers to ever walk out on the pitch. I'm very pleased to be sharing my stories, a glimpse into my exciting life involved with cricket, in this book published by HarperCollins India."
Sonal Nerurkar, Senior Commissioning Editor, HarperCollins India, says, "From Champion of Champions to one of the world's top cricket commentators to India's head coach, Ravi Shastri has an incomparable perspective when it comes to the game of cricket. I'm honoured that he chose to publish these stories with us."
Diya Kar, Publisher, HarperCollins India, says, "We couldn't be more delighted to be publishing Ravi Shastri's first book. His deep love for the game, his intimate accounts of the cricketers he's played with, and his sharp observations, make this slice of life a treasure." (UNI)