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Portraits of The Game II

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By: Shyam Bhatia

Language: English

Quality: Like New

Genre: Sports, Picture book

ISBN: 9786420125177

SKU: BE500027818447

Pages: 352

Description: Cricket to me in more than a game – it is a way of life. It has taught me three things – – discipline, fairness and commitment. These qualities I brought to bear in life general and even more practically in my business. Above all I have endeavored to play the game of life with the straight bat of cricket and it has been a good innings. I owe a lot to the game, and this book is just one small and humble way to acknowledge and perhaps repay the debt.Two people have been great influences in my life – my brother Lachu and my friend and role model, the late Fred Oscar. Lachu has been an immense source of encouragement and guidance. I held his hand while learning how to walk and continue to hold it with the deepest affection and respect. Oscar was the kind of person one meets once in a lifetime. As a customs official in Gujarat, India, he was more than willing to sleep on the floor of a third class train compartment rather than miss a match. Oscar migrated to Australia after retirement from the Indian Revenue Service but left me with his infectious enthusiasm and love for the game. It was a particular delight for Lachu and I to host Oscar at the finals of the 1992 World Cup in Melbourne.