Ranji’s Wonderful Bat and Other Stories
by Ruskin Bond
I am going to be a Test Cricketer when I grow up,’ he told his mother ‘of what use will maths be to me? From Koki’s prize winning, day saving catch to Ranji’s extraordinary bat, from a thrilling race between two beetles to a crocodile with an appetite for balls, this smashing collection of sports stories, by the country’s favourite storyteller, is packed with fun and good cheer. Written in Bond’s inimitable style and laced with generous doses of wit and humour, these stories of triumph and sportsmanship, of mischief and friendship, are sure to completely bowl you over.
About The Author
Ruskin Bond was born in Kasauli in 1934 and grew up in Jamnagar, Dehradun, New Delhi and Shimla. He lived in Englandin Jersey and Londonfor four years, returning to India in 1955. He is the author of over a hundred novellas, short-story collections, non-fiction books and collections of poetry. Among them are The Room on the Roof, A Flight of Pigeons, The Night Train at Deoli, Time Stops at Shamli, The Blue Umbrella, Rain in the Mountains, Tales of Fosterganj and A Book of Simple Living. He received the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1956, the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993, the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his adopted family.