Overview for The Virender Sehwag Story
Cricket is the fastest religion in India, beyond caste or creed. Though millions pursue the sport, only a handful manage to emerge as path breakers, even fewer become idols, and enjoy the status of cricketing gods in the country. Virender Sehwag is a unique cricketer of modern era. From the time he first held a plastic bat and ball to his rise as a universally feared belter, in both forms of the game, the life of this gifted performer is both intriguing and inspiring. The 'Virender Sehwag Story' is a narration of a youngster's journey from the dusty lanes of Najafgarh to some of the well-manicured international venues, reaching epic proportions of Multan. Sehwag, armed with unmistakable humility and unshakable character, has caught the imagination of the cricketing world with his own brand of batsmanship. He may not be a purist's delight but still managers sto gain accolades from the connoisseurs. Not for him the coaching manual as he plays some incredible strokes with remarkable ease, irrespective of the quality of the opposition. His drives from stance position have become a rage in coaching academies across the country. This book is an honest attempt to bring out the man behind sobriquets like the 'Nawab of Najafgarh' or the 'Sultan of Multan'.
Vijay Lokapally (Author)
For over two decades, Vijay Lokapally has followed the game from the grass roots to the highest level. Having covered cricket for The Hindu since 1986. Lokapally has traveled extensively to every cricket-playing nation. His simplicity reflects in his writings, immensely valued by cricketers who matters. With his experience of having seen the making of today's cricketing icons. Lokapally truly qualifies to piece together this story of a fascinating cricketer.