Author: Gundappa Vishwanath
Number Of Pages: 280
Package Dimensions: 4.3 x 3.3 x 0.8 inches
Release Date: 13-03-2022
Details: Product Description Wrist Assured traces the cricketing journey of wristy genius G.R. Vishwanath from the dusty by-lanes of erstwhile Bangalore to the most iconic venues in the world. It gives deep insights into the mind of a champion, and of the trials and tribulations of an international career that saw both despair and delight in his very first Test. Vishwanath followed up a first-innings duck with 137 in the second against Australia in Kanpur in 1969. The same crowd that had hurled matkas on his way back in the first innings rose as one to celebrate his century, providing him his first important lesson—nothing succeeds like success. His solid middle-class upbringing instilled in Vishwanath a clear sense of right and wrong which he harnessed throughout his 91-Test career.Wrist Assured provides a ringside view of what made Vishwanath tick and why he is one of the most adored and respected cricketers to have graced the cricketing stage. About the Author G.R. Vishwanath is a former Indian cricket captain who mesmerized audiences across the world with his unfettered stroke-play. Short of stature, he towered over the cricketing landscape for nearly two decades. Universally loved, Vishwanath danced to 14 hundreds in 91 Tests; remarkably, India never lost a match when he touched three-figures. As impressive as his numbers are, Vishwanath is remembered with fondness for the sheer joy he provided with his magical touch. R. Kaushik has been a cricket writer for more than three decades. Since starting his career with Newstime in Hyderabad, he has worked with Deccan Herald and Wisden India in Bengaluru. The co-author of V.V.S. Laxman’s autobiography 281 and Beyond, his two-decade association with G.R. Vishwanath forms the basis for this book.