Sachin’s autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’ won Crossword Book of the Year Award in autobiography category.
‘Playing It My Way’ is penned by noted cricket historian and writer Boria Majumdar, the book which chronicled the life and career of Tendulkar in his own words, smashed several records in the publishing world after it was released two years ago. watch the launch ceremony here
The book has been acclaimed by former players and fans who have been given a rare glimpse into the life of man who captured the imagination of the cricketing world for a quarter of a century.
It had also entered the Limca Book of Records for being the best-selling adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories. The book also holds the record in retail value terms having logged up Rs. 13.51 crore with its cover price being Rs. 899.
Speaking on the win, Tendulkar said, “I cannot thank my fans enough for being a part of my journey while I was playing and during my life’s second innings, their support continues to be invaluable. Playing It My Way captured my journey in the cricketing world and life outside cricket. I’m delighted to know that the book has won the Popular Choice Award at the 14th Raymond Crossword Book Awards. I want to thank the Publishers Hachette India and Boria Majumdar for doing such a fantastic job and making this book memorable, something that’s forever etched in the mind of its readers.”
Below is the tweet that Sachin Tendulkar made after receiving Crossword Book of the Year Award for ‘Playing It My Way’
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 30 November 2016