Playing It My Way

by Sachin Tendulkar

4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


“I’m delighted that my autobiography #PlayingitMyWay will be published on November 6, this year. I knew that agreeing to write my story would need me to be completely honest, as that’s the way I have always played the game. It would require talking about a number of aspects I have not shared in public before. So here I am, at the end of my final innings, having taken that last walk back to the pavilion, ready to recount as many incidents as I can remember since first picking up a cricket bat as a child in Mumbai thirty-five years ago.” – Sachin Tendulkar

Genre, Biography

About The Author

Born in Mumbai, Sachin Tendulkar made his Test debut in Pakistan at the age of 16 in 1989. One of the most gifted and entertaining batsmen to have played international cricket, he scored more runs and made more centuries than any other player in history – in both Tests and ODIs. He made his first Test century at the age of 17, at the age of 36 he became the first player to make a one-day double century and in 2012 he scored his 100th international hundred. With India he won the World Cup in 2011 and reached the top of the world Test rankings in the same year. In 2013, he retired from cricket after playing his 200th and final Test in front of his home crowd in Mumbai. The book is Sachin’s own words as told to his Co-writer Boria Majumdar who worked closely with Sachin.

Average Reader Rating

4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings

Reader Reviews

6 reviews for Playing It My Way

  1. 5 out of 5

    “Excellent Reading”

  2. 5 out of 5

    No doubt Sachin is one the greatest batsman the country has but the book disappointed in many ways..first of all match by match summary made it look like a report ..with no mention of anything interesting other than how many runs were made to who was playing which country and stuff like that … secondly the narrative style is absolutely boring .. at one point of time it feels you have to just skip pages to reach something that would give an insight to cricket world… the use of I is more than the number of matches or pages in the book… again depicting the self centered approach ..I expected more and a magnanimous account of Sachin’s life than what has been written in the book ..

  3. 5 out of 5

    Read with low expectations n you will love it!it is not for the ones who were expecting huge revelations by Sachin in his autobiography.. but isnt it wrong to expect out of sachin who has always maintained a safe distance from the controversies..? It is for true Sachin fans who anyways remember Sachin’s achievements n disappointments but would cherish them again coming straight from the master himself..By the time I finished..I was as choked as I was when I heard his farewell speech for the first time..

  4. 5 out of 5

    The best thing about this book is the complete frankness with which the entire thing is written. For a Sachin fan who is used to politically correct statements from the great man throughout his entire career, it is a pleasant surprise, and it makes for a really entertaining read.At the beginning of the book Sachin says “I knew that if I agreed to write my story, I would have to be completely honest”. And that is exactly what he’s done in the book. He calls a spade a spade. Be it writing about all the anxiety around the 100th ton, or getting pissed off by Multan ’04, or commenting on other cricket people(Kapil for instance), he has not shied away from stating his opinion. Kudos to the honesty and frankness.The match fixing scandals hardly find a mention though. He probably thought the issue was too sensitive to write about. 

  5. 4 out of 5

    I have never found myself in tears after finishing a book. But Playing it My Way did bring back all the memories all the affection I had felt for this man ever since 1992 – that’s when I started watching cricket. I have worshipped him from that time as a hero as a great player as a great human being and as a God. By the end of this book it only makes me feel proud of my idol my hero. A must read for every one. You will be touched with his humbleness humility and the honesty with which the book has been written.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is not only a great cricketer, but also a great man. The book is nicely written, describing his cricket life and also his personal life. He described every matches, he played in his 24 years cricket career.He has told in this book about his childhood,how he started playing cricket,how he passed his hard times, how he handled a particular Bowler as a batsman and a particular batsman as a bowler, some memorable incidents in cricket. How he fought to come back in his every injury time. And the photos in it, made this book more enjoyable. There are many photos of his childhood, his cricket life, and his family. I just couldn’t help myself checking them again and again.If you are a cricket fan, you can start reading this book right now. I can assure you,you won’t be disappointed. The book was just as I expected. I really enjoyed reading this book.

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