ICONS FROM THE WORLD OF SPORT - eBook by Gulu Ezekiel
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Icons from the World of Sports brings you the stories of the men and women who have changed the face of India as we know it. By their achievements in their chosen fields, they have provided us with inspiration and encouragement. Each of the ten stories is a revelation of how talent, determination and individual aspiration can make heroes. Icons contains the stories of some of the brightest stars of Indian sports:
Sachin Tendulkar, one of the greatest batsmen in the world;
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, the duo who took Indian tennis to new heights;
Narain Karthikeyan, the fastest Indian behind the wheels;
Chiranjeev Milka Singh, India's best golfer yet;
Bhaichung Bhutia, a pioneer in Indian football;
Anjali Vedpathak Bhagwat, the shooter who has never failed to hit the bull's eye;
Dhanraj Pillay, who gave hockey a new appeal;
Pullela Gopichand, who overcame grave physical odds to become India's badminton champion;
Viswanathan Anand, one of the world's greatest chess players ;
Karnam Malleswari, the weightlifter who is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.
Filled with details of the greatest exploits of these players, starting from their childhood to the present, this book by best-selling sports writer Gulu Ezekiel is a must-read for all sports buffs.
Gulu Ezekiel began his career in sports journalism with The Indian Express in Chennai in 1982 before moving to New Delhi in 1991. He has been sports editor at The Asian Age, NDTV and indya.cam and has contributed to over fifty publications around the world. In August 2001 he launched GE Features, a features and syndication company. Gulu has written and contributed to a dozen sports books since 1992 and is the author of Indian Table Tennis Yearbook, Great One-day Internationals and The Story of World Cup Cricket. His latest book, Sachin: The Story of the World's Greatest Batsman was released by Penguin India in April 2002 and has been a critical and commercial success.