Sachin Tendulkar’s much awaited autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’ was officially launched on Tuesday – ending the wait of cricket fraternity and fans around the globe.
Having retired almost a year ago, on November 16, 2011, Sachin said it took him three years to write this book, which tells that he was working on it during the last two years of his career.
“This book is a sincere attempt. I want people to know what my life has been. It has taken three years to write this autobiography. It was nice to relive the moments I have lived in the last 41 years,” Sachin said.
“Playing It My Way’ is a different sort of innings for me, and was in the making for the last three years. As with the game, I have been honest and sincere in putting together various aspects of my life, and the book is something I hope readers will enjoy,” he said.
“I would like to thank those who helped me put this book together, it took three years and the last eight months were really taxing: Sachin”.
Managing Director of the books’ publishers Hachette India, Thomas Abraham, said, “This is an absolutely outstanding book – at once cricketing history and personal narrative; and will delight every cricketing fan. We are delighted to welcome Sachin Tendulkar to our list and are proud to be publishing this landmark autobiography which we’re sure – like its author – will go on to set new records.”
The book has, in fact, already set the Indian record for the largest adult hardback orders on day of release with 100,000 copies being released by the publishers. While lucky guests got the chance to purchase early ‘launch’ copies, the book is heavily embargoed and was transported across the country under security for simultaneous release on the 6th of November.