Mumbai, Nov 21: India's 'The Wall', Rahul Dravid will be launching a new book on master blaster Sachin Tendulkar in Mumbai on Thursday.
The book titled 'Sachin: Born to Bat', is penned by veteran journalist Khalid AH Ansari, and has been edited by sports journalist Clayton Murzello.
Though there have been many books written on Sachin Tendulkar as some have been reprinted, inorder to satisfy the demands, the book by Khalid AH Ansari also demands special attention as it includes invaluable anecdotes, tributes from cricketing legends and many interesting instances from Sachin Tendulkar's cricketing career.
"This is an attempt to impartially probe the crucial mental, physical and emotional ingredients of a cricketing god . I have tried to turn the laser on the maestro s persona - innumerable blemishes and all - to prevent the book from degenerating into a shabaash, wah-wah hagiography. For all his splendiferous achievements, Sachin has also shown that he is a mere mortal with feet of clay - witness his run-ins with authority, cricketing and civil," said Khalid AH Ansari.