Overview for Icons from the World of Sports
Icons from the World of Sports contains the stories of the brightest stars of Indian sports who are still playing today: Sachin Tendulkar, one of the greatest batsmen in the world. Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, the duo who took Indian tennis to new heights. Dhanraj Pillay, who gave hockey a new appeal. Pullela Gopichand, who overcame grave physical odds to become Indiaâ€™s badminton champion. Anjali Vedpathak Bhagwat, the shooter who has never failed to hit the bullâ€™s eye. Jeev Milkha Singh, Indiaâ€™s best golfer yet. Bhaichung Bhutia, a pioneer in Indian football. Karnam Malleshwari, the countryâ€™s lone Olympic medalist in many year. Narain Karthikeyan, the fastest Indian behind the wheels. Viswanathan Anand, one of the worldâ€™s greatest chess players. Filled with details of the greatest exploits of these players, starting from their childhood to the present, this book by best-selling sports writer Gulu Ezekiel is a must-read for all sports buffs.
Gulu Ezekiel (Author)
Gulu Ezekiel began his career in sports journalism with The Indian Express in Chennai in 1982 before moving to New Delhi in 1991. He has been sports editor at The Asian Age, NDTV and indya.com and has contributed to over fifty publications around the world. In August 1982 he launched GE Features, a features and syndication company. Gulu has written and contributed to a dozen sports books since 1992 and is the author of Indian Table Tennis Yearbook, Great One-day Internationals and The Story of World Cup Cricket. Sachin: The Story of the World's Greatest Batsman and Sourav: A Biography have been published by Penguin India to much critical and commercial success.