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Leaders Tossed

This brick of a book, recording the lives and times of Indian cricket captains, that runs into over 700 pages would make any researcher proud

Leaders Tossed
Leaders Tossed
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At 24, Chetan Narula embarked upon an ambitious mission: recording the lives and times of Indian cricket captains ever since India started playing Test cricket. That’s over 30 men in 80 years, and hundreds of tales of heroism, friendship, jealousy and intrigue.

The project took two years of his life but this brick of a book that runs into over 700 pages would make any researcher proud. Narula has both patience and a sense of balance in equal measure.

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