Here is a review of my book ‘Don’s Century’ in The Hindu published on 25th November 2011.
It is a book on the cricket career and life of Don Bradman, arguably the greatest batsman ever, and a panorama of batting from the 1860s till the present times. The debate is whether The Don was the greatest batsman only in terms of statistics, a run machine, or actually the best there has ever been. I have picked out 35 of the finest batsmen down history from W.G. Grace, K.S. Ranjitsinhji, Victor Trumper and Jack Hobbs to Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting and Matthew Hayden and showcased their attributes and achievements.