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Cricket is My Religion and Sachin is Our God

Vidhyadhar Durgekar (Author)

Cricket is my religion, is a journey of an unknown cricketer “Mathi” a poor boy, and a die-hard fan of Indian Cricketers, chose the life of cricket as his meaning for existence. Learning cricket as a help to his landlords son, exhibits high quality talents. When his friend was ridiculed and dropped from the college team, he with the other friends of the Tiger team, managed to fake their entry into inter-collegiate cricket tournament to avenge their friends, insult. With the advice and help of Sherif Kaaka, a hotelier, they decided to compete at the district level. Mathi, ends up as a sensational player with his explosive batting and devastating bowling. But the young daughter of his landlord falls in love to the astonishment of her father who vows to finish Mathi. Kaka, picks him up from where the society had disowned him. Now seeing Mathi, a Hindu boy being sheltered by a Muslim in a Masjid, some politicians raise a religious bogey to break their bond in vain. Kaka, teaches him cricket and catering apart from the religious tolerance, eventhough he had to pay a heavy price for his endeavor.

Mathi, scoring many centuries, leads the club team for lifting the intra-district tournament. Threafter, he lands up in Bangalore amidst the hostile cosmopolitan crowd. Mathi, faces difficulties and resistance from other players. His innocence lands him in a match fixing and rape case. He was arrest and sent home disgracefully for no fault of his. He defies the pressure from his uneducated mother to go and seek the blessing of the Subramanium God by rolling over the leftover food of priests. This story has an intriguing plots and settings with funny Cricket games. The compelling and gripping suspense is relevant to the present day Cricket makes it riveting. This is the first of its kind of sports fiction in cricket literature.

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Title Cricket is My Religion and Sachin is Our God
Format Softcover
Date published: 17.06.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789384901356
length 350p.,
Subjects Sports