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From Pitch to Page - The Eternal Allure of Cricket


Dec 07 2023 to Dec 07 2023 6:30 p.m.



Bangalore International Centre

7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071

Event Description

Written by two ‘incurable cricket romantics’, Mid-Wicket Tales: A Century and More of Cricket is a seamless blend of theories with statistical data, technical assessments, and charming anecdotes. The essays range in theme from Kapil Dev’s batting style; big-hitting superstars like Victor Trumper, Viv Richards, and Virender Sehwag; the fearsome pace of Michael Holding; the magical close catches of Eknath Solkar and Bobby Simpson; and the mastery of Sachin Tendulkar; to delightful evenings spent with the dashing Salim Durani and the fabulous M.S. Dhoni, and illuminating conversations with the cerebral stars, Rahul Dravid and S. Venkataraghavan.

This revised edition also has a selection of new essays where we learn of Mahatma Gandhi’s involvement with cricket, discover the integral role of video analytics in modern-day cricket strategy, and experience the brilliance of women’s cricket, which has taken the world by storm. 

The authors of the book, Giridhar and VJ Raghunath, will be in conversation with Venkatesh Prasad. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

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