Books

The book written by Kari Hotakainen starts at the Malaysian Grand Prix and ends at Kimi’s home. This is an indicator that the author was given unfettered access into Kimi’s life. Anybody who follows Kimi knows that he is taciturn and likes keeping to himself. You have to wonder what made him open up about…

Read more The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen

23rd December 2004 Getting out for a duck in your debut game is a disappointment. Getting run-out for a duck isn’t something a debutant visualises the night before his debut. If it was any consolation, his hero, Sachin Tendulkar, scored a duck on his debut. So did Saleem Malik.  ****** 5th April 2005 After scoring…

Read more The Dhoni Touch

I heard a lot about this book. Whoever read the book said that it was about a tribe. For long, I was putting off reading this brilliant book. I finally read it and came off having my mind blown. There is not a passage which is literally brilliant, but there are a lot of passages…

Read more Born to Run

In the open era(till 2004) 5 Spaniards had won the French Open 6 times. Sergei Bruguera was the only man  who repeated the feat twice. From 2004 on, Rafael Nadal won the French Open 6 times in  7 attempts. No wonder he considers his game to be tailor made for the clay courts. Though he…

Read more Rafa: My Story

Just when does a person call any match as the ‘greatest match of all time’? It has got to have what one would call an occasion, setting and a storied rivalry. Wimbledon final 2008 had all of this. It was the longest final at 4 hours and 48 minutes When one chooses to write on…

Read more Strokes of Genius