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Runs, Wickets and Videotape Story of Indian Cricket in the Nineties

Author Name: Apurv Medha Anant Sardeshmukh | Format: Paperback | Genre : Sports & Games | Other Details

The period between 1990 and 2000 remains the most defining period in the history of Indian cricket. It is a time period that shaped modern Indian cricket and has a lot to do with where and how Indian cricket stands today. The nineties is a decade of significance for Indian cricket. The nineties witnessed the changing face of Indian cricket and its stakeholders.  This book tries to capture the story of Indian cricket during the nineties. The story of how Mohammad Azharuddin struggled as captain in the initial stages of his tenure and then emerged as India’s most successful captain. The story of the 1996 World Cup and how it transformed Indian cricket. The story of Sachin Tendulkar’s emergence as the best batsman in the world and the story of his struggles as the captain of the Indian cricket team. The story of how Jagmohan Dalmiya – Indian cricket’s man of the decade – and the BCCI discovered the true potential and value of Indian cricket and how it changed the BCCI, the ICC and the World Game. The story of how the player-bookie nexus and match-fixing allegations and investigations nearly destroyed Indian cricket. And finally, the story of the greatest test series played on Indian soil in 2001 that started a renaissance of Indian cricket under Sourav Ganguly. The nineties were the best of times and the worst of times for Indian cricket.  

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Apurv Medha Anant Sardeshmukh

Apurv Sardeshmukh is a lawyer based in Pune. An avid cricket fan, Apurv has over the years contributed write-ups and articles to various publications.