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The Forgotten Sons Untold Stories of Indian Cricket

Author Name: Trinanjan Chakraborty | Format: Paperback | Genre : History & Politics | Other Details
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Do you know that in the years before World War II, India had a fast bowler who sent shivers down the spine of opposition batsmen? Or that an Indian wicket keeper once sledged none other than the great Sir Donald Bradman when he came out to bat? You would be amazed to know that once, a lieutenant colonel of the Indian Army drove down nearly 500 km from his post in Dharamshala to lead the Indian team for a test match in Delhi. Or this other time, when India’s famed spin trio was unable to make a breakthrough, the vice-captain suggested a left arm pacer to bowl spin and the latter ended up taking five wickets! There was an Indian spinner who once bowled 131 consecutive dot balls. Another tail-ender once had his jaw fractured while batting but refused to come off in the interest of the team. 

These and many such fantastic stories embellish the glorious journey of Indian cricket. And like any story, the tale of Indian cricket also has magnificent characters – many of whom you know about. But also, many whose tales are less told and have been lost in the sands of time. Read on for more such fascinating tales and know about The Forgotten Sons of Indian cricket.

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Trinanjan Chakraborty

Trinanjan, 38, is a market researcher by profession with fourteen years of corporate life behind him. Writing is his passion, and sports and history are his favourite topics and he writes frequently on these subjects on his blog ( and on social media handles. He lives in Kolkata with his mother, wife and two children. His hometown Kolkata is his passion and he loves to conduct history walks of the city for those interested.

He loves travelling and tries to make at least one visit to Goa every year. He enjoys interacting with young minds and is a visiting faculty at the ICFAI Business School, Kolkata. A lifelong fan of cricket, ‘The Forgotten Sons’, his first book, is a tribute to some of the lesser known heroes of Indian cricket