These Days the India's Book Market is flooded with newbee author books from IIT's ,IIM's and India's other educational institution. I had put my hand on another such book, Cricket Till I die ! by Upneet Grover. This time the author is from FMS Delhi. FMS - One of the Best B- School in India, Everyone knows that.
Few things About the Author:-Upneet Grover is a die hard cricket junkie, who, since a very young age, was enamored by this game. The sparkle it invoked in his eye in 1992, during the world cup, still holds undiluted. He loves Sehwag's mindless audacity and Yuvraj's nonchalant panache with equal fervor. Sachin, he claims, has not been mentioned as he is “whose name shall not be uttered” by mere mortals like him. He also happens to be an engineer, thanks to a rotten stroke of luck (his claim), and then went on to be enslaved with a software MNC for almost two years. Currently scraping through his MBA by a hair's breadth from FMS Delhi, he has managed to compile this book after a lot of false praises by friends about his exemplary literary abilities.
Story evolves - Vineet was an average engineer at an IT firm. His office sucked the life out of him making him hate every moment he spent there. Cricket was his passion, a passion which he never had the guts to pursue until fate bestowed upon him an opportunity which would change his life forever.Shrugging off a sparkling career – as a management consultant – that lay ahead, this rubber ball stroking bloke embarks upon the most mercurial excursion to fulfill his dream of donning the navy blue jersey that reads INDIA. The expedition which is riddled with the most crushing lows and mind numbing highs proves to be the ultimate test of his fortitude and makes him even more resolute. How much more can he sacrifice to get there? And most importantly, will he get there?
Now The point is why someone buy and read this book? In past two years I have read few books by Indian authors on Cricket based story. But this time its different. You love cricket. Even You don't read this novel and feel the passion of author.You will enjoy the success of protagonist and feel connected to him through all the time. Most of us never dare to take a step to fulfill our dreams. We are stuck in dilemma pursuing dreams or living on under the apprehension of being rejected in the pursuit. It's not a book written in genre like Robin Sharma writes but It will definitely inspire a lot of people across India who are stuck with what are they doing right know and not taking a step to fulfill their dream. Read the book and Enjoy it.
P.S. - Upneet, thanks for writing such a wonderful book, hope you will write a next one very soon.