The legendary batsman, Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography, ‘Playing it My Way’ has drawn way too many controversies in the first week. And the book has been in topmost craze among the fans of Sachin and also as a matter of fact, over 200,000 copies of the book have been sold within just two days of its release. And, the co-author, Boria Majumdar is elated on that.
He said that he is humbled by the response from the readers which again established the fact that Sachin Tendulkar is perhaps the most revered and loved sportsperson in India. He also added that all the readers are curious and always wanted to know about Sachin Tendulkar. Also, it is quite natural that the book has been quite of a well accepted by cricket lovers as well as die-hard Sachin fans.
He also mentioned about the fact that it took three long years of collaboration with the batting icon before the book finally took shape. He said that when the idea was injected to Sachin, he was still involved in international cricket and he was not to be disturbed. But after a year of his retirement, they were successful in publishing the book.
On being asked about the basic ideas that were put in place during the course of writing the book, Majumdar said that the book is Sachin’s book in his own language and he was just the medium of expression.
When he was being asked about Sachin’s decision about including the match-fixing issue, Sachin wrote that he found match-fixing issue as a kind of repulsive. Also he said that he needs to be cent percent aware about what he knows and what he was writing. Majumdar also stated that they took legal opinion and that was how they took the decision.
Majumdar even said that Tendulkar was free and frank in every opinion that he used. He thought them as important and relevant. He wrote about every highlighted incidents of his time which included Greg Chappell’s episode, Monkeygate incident and the like.