India’s second cricket World Cup triumph in 2011 was much anticipated, but when it came on that sparkling night of 2nd April, it was as exhilarating as the country’s surprise first title win on a glorious mid-summer evening at Lord’s in 1983. The 2011 victory was the crowning glory for an Indian Team that had striven hard to reach the no. 1 spot in Test cricket the previous year. It was also the missing jewel in the amazing career of Sachin Tendulkar, a fairy-tale come true.
Crowning Glory is a special 44-page supplement that brings forth the highlights of the ICC World Cup 2011 and its stars, illustrated with colour photographs and detailed records :
Price Rs. 200
It is also available complimentary with the collector’s edition The Big Book of World Cup Cricket.
The Big Book of World Cup Cricket is a 544-page fully illustrated, definitive work on the premier tournament in One-day cricket since its inception in 1975. It recounts the story of the World Cup, its highlights and sidelights, exciting matches and brilliant individual performances, the legends of the event, interviews with captains, records and statistics, full scorecards of all the matches, batting and bowling averages and fielding details of every player who appeared in the World Cup from 1975 to 2007, and about 200 photographs, mostly in colour. The piece-de-resistance is a hand-written letter from the immortal Sir Donald Bradman. The book also carries a preview of the ICC World Cup 2011 :
Price Rs. 4000
The Big Book of World Cup Cricket and Crowning Glory are published by Sporting Links, and distributed in India by Variety Book Depot, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Phones + 91 11 23417175 and 23412567, and are available in leading bookstores and online on several websites, many of which are offering attractive discounts.
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