IPL has already started and whole of India and World is in cricketing mode currently. There could have been no other book that could have entertained me more than a book written on Cricket. Fortunately, I got my hands of this wonderful short book written by Devendra Prabhudesai based on none other than God of Cricket- Sachin Tendulkar. The name of the book is “Winning Like Sachin” which also has the tagline of “Think & Succeed Like Tendulkar”. The book does not discuss Sachin’s cricket and records but the personality that Sachin Tendulkar is. Author discusses about certain incidents from Sachin’s on and off field decisions and attitude and gives us the point that we should remember to implement and follow in our lives.
The book is written in a very simple language which makes it easy for it to reach audience of any age group. It is most specific and important for the pupil in schools and colleges to read this book to understand the important points that can change their attitude towards seeing and approaching life. I, even at the age of 28, found this book very interesting and matured. I liked the research author has done on the life of Sachin Tendulkar which makes him discuss incidents which not every author or journalist talks about the legend. As I am already reading another book on Sachin written by the same author, I found that many paragraphs are directly picked up from it and there’s not much change per se. So, this book is like a summary of that particular book which is 400+ pages.
The book is divided into different chapters which makes it easy for the reader to read one segment at a time and grasp the learning. The book can be easily completed within 2.5-3 hours in a single sitting. Overall, the book is a great thing to gift anyone younger than you getting groomed. As everyone admires Sachin Tendulkar, knowing what he followed or displayed in his conduct makes it easy to follow because it automatically inspires you than words spoken by any other person around you. I give this book 3.5* out of 5.