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Cricket Till I die ! by Upneet Grover

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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.


10 comments

Anonymous
Friday, February 18, 2011

Franky speaking, I think the book is very badly written and has a very cliched story line. The 'wannabe' style of writing and the mind-numbing simplicity of the flat story coupled with poor narration that is ripe with grammatical errors leaves a bad taste with the reader.

The only positive is that it is a small book and a quick read; so the reader reaches the end before the torture sinks its claws.



I think he was trying to write a potboiler. I hope it catches the world cup wave to make a few sales.

ViJ@Y
Friday, February 18, 2011

oops! it look someone is not happy after reading this book.
Hey whoever you are i agree there are grammatical mistake and you can't blame Author alone 4 this.i think its publisher responsibility that before publishing, profereading must be done.
The book is not abt cricket only, its abt living your dreams.

Anonymous
Saturday, February 19, 2011

The book is a smooth flowing read, with the best USP that a book can have - it connects with the reader. You tend to rejoice with the successes of the protagonist and feel low with his setbacks.
Written on a topic which arouses unconditional passion in every Indian, the writer has successfully woven his own passion into the very threads of the story.
The journey of a futile effort at balancing dreams and practicality, this book is for anyone who is still stuck in the dilemma between pursuing dreams or living on under the apprehension of being rejected in the pursuit.
Looking forward to further writings by the author.

Anonymous
Saturday, February 19, 2011

I picked the book " Cricket Till I Die" , thanks to my friend's suggestion but there was no looking back after that. The story was light and feel good.I loved the romance in the story as equally as the passion,the lead character "Vineet" has for cricket. The books stands out in my mind because of one aspect -"passion" which could be found in abundance even in any of the subplots within the main story.
A good read :):)

Ben
Saturday, February 19, 2011

I enjoyed reading it. I do not expect everyone to share my enthusiasm. (after all, people do have markedly different taste in reading)But I am sure cricket fans and dreamers will like it....

ViJ@Y
Saturday, February 19, 2011

@Ben Yaa agree with you.

Suhasini Waghmare
Saturday, February 19, 2011

I guess you had interviewed Faraaz Kazi of Truly Madly Deeply. Have you reviewed that book too?

ViJ@Y
Saturday, February 19, 2011

@Suhashani i will write a review very soon.

Anonymous
Sunday, February 20, 2011

@Vijay...
How is the story....gripping or ok?? and where do I buy it from??

ViJ@Y
Sunday, February 20, 2011

the book is quite interesting and you can buy the book 4m
flipkart.com
or
infibeam.com
further please left your names. By the way Who love to known as anonymous?.
;)