21 December 2013 | By: Writing Buddha

Yuvraj Singh: Powerful Elegance by C Rajshekar Rao/Ayaz Memon (Book Review)!!!

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   So finally I ended up with Jaico Cricketwallah Series that's been originated by none other than Ayaz Memon- the man who has been Sports columnist with the same name- Cricketwallah. All the four books has been written with a similar theme and that's the specialty of this series. I always wanted something of this kind to come out so that people would come to know about these Cricketers in short. It's essential for school kids as their general knowledge would increase. The people who get bored reading 300-400 pages biography/autobiography of such personalities can easily opt for this series and enjoy reading about your favorite Cricketers in just 70-90 pages. 

           Lastly, I am done reading the one written on Yuvraj Singh with a tagline of "Powerful Elegance". More than his successes his failures are been talked of. Unfortunately, that's how Yuvraj Singh's career has been. he has never been a consistent performance and that what the story of his life through this book depicts. His cancer is discussed properly. His injuries are spoken in detail. His equation with his father is also cleared nicely. The only thing that's missing is his relation with his mother that's the best part about his life. I liked the way whole journey of Yuvraj Singh is been discussed. I loved that his failure in test is specifically spoken as that's where Yuvraj Singh has continuously failed. As I have read two books on Yuvi- one written by he himself and other written by Makarand Waingankar, I found this one the worst out of all three. I will better go to read his autobiography again than reading this book for one hour. 


At the Under 19 level, Yuvraj Singh was touted as the most gifted Indian cricketer since Sachin Tendulkar. Yuvraj had flair, power and a dazzling range of strokes that had critics and fans heaping encomiums on him. While he may not have quite lived up to early expectations, especially in Test cricket, Yuvraj has been brilliantly devastating in limited overs cricket, winning countless matches on his own. There is more to the Yuvraj story than just his exploits on the pitch. There has been no more stirring saga in modern Indian sport than his comeback to international cricket after a year-long fight with cancer that had threatened to finish his career prematurely. His six sixes in one over, off Stuart Broad in the 2007 T20 World Championship, is testimony to Yuvrajs innate batting prowess, though this comes with a vexing poser just why could he not replicate such form in Tests too? Perhaps, considering his new vigour, that time is now.

About the Author:-

Ayaz Memon, one of Indias most prolific journalists, brings with him 33 years of experience in sports writing. He started his career covering sports and went on to edit newspapers like Mid Day, Bombay Times and DNA as well as magazines like Sportsweek. Ayaz was also sports editor for the Times of India and the Independent at various stages.



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