My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Well, am Indian…cricket fan or not, we are all obsessed with Sachin Tendulkar. So much so that we used to switch off our television sets when he got out! So when he came out with his autobiography, we just had to buy it…whether we like it or not 🙂
Sachin’s autobiography is like him – uncomplicated, focussed, and basically a commentary on his matches, with a few personal touches in between. Some trivia, some feelings, but largely just match commentary (from his viewpoint of course). Its funny that we expected more..Sachin has hardly been controversial ( and controversies maketh a good book) and has always given his best, without much complaint or diversion. And hence ‘Playing it my way” is the straight cover drive that he plays so well, not a helicopter shot that Dhoni will (hopefully) deliver when it is his chance to write an autobiography.
Sachin always played under huge expectations…we wanted a 100 every single time he walked out to bat, and of course there were times when we were disappointed. Not necessarily because he batted badly, but mainly because of our own huge expectations….
This book pretty much feels the same way. Huge expectations, left a bit disappointed…but that isn’t Sachin’s fault now is it?