Cricket Drona by Jatin Paranjape and Anand Vasu is a first-hand chronicle of stories, life lessons, and game-changing experiences, written in the words of those who were lucky enough to have crossed paths with Paranjape. Published by Penguin, the book hit the shelves on 14th September 2020.
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Cricket Drona takes us through the life of cricketing genius Vasoo Paranjape, who left a defining impact on the game, shaping the careers of some of Indian cricket’s greatest figures, from Sunil Gavaskar to Sachin Tendulkar, from Rahul Dravid to Rohit Sharma.
This book is a first-hand chronicle of stories, life lessons, and game-changing experiences, written in the words of those who were lucky enough to have crossed paths with Paranjape at just the right time in their careers. For generations of cricketers across India, and even for some in other parts of the world, Paranjape has been an inspiration, a mentor, friend, and guide. Peel back the layers and get to the core of a life that nurtured and nourished generations of India’s best cricketing talent.
About the Author
Jatin Paranjape inherited many things from his father: dashing good looks, passionate love for cricket, a keen understanding of how people and sports work and, for good measure, a sense of humour that entertains others even as it allows him to occasionally laugh at himself. Having won the Ranji Trophy four times with Mumbai, played with the best in the business, and represented India on the world stage, Jatin has had a long journey in cricket. An untimely injury cut short his playing career, but it took him to sports management, entrepreneurship, and beyond. When not watching a game of cricket somewhere in the world as a national selector, Jatin lives in Mumbai with his wife, Gandhali, and dotes on their twins, Aditi and Dhruv.
Anand Vasu wandered from the halls of his college straight into the Cricinfo offices at the age of nineteen, to spend a couple of months exploring cricket journalism. More than two decades later, he is still at it, having moved from Cricinfo to Hindustan Times and then to Sports Illustrated India magazine and Wisden India. He has won four national awards, including the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award. Anand’s work has appeared in leading publications globally.