Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My First Steps by Sunil Gavaskar, reviewed by Abhinav Gupta

My First Steps by Sunil Gavaskar

Reviewed by
Name: Abhinav Gupta
School: Gyan Mandir Public School

Author: Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar popularly known as little master was born on July 10, 1949. His full name is Sunil Manohar Gavaskar. Sunil Gavaskar thanks his relation, Mr. Narayan Masurekar for helping him. It is due to him that he became a cricketer and writer. He came into Gavaskar’s life right from his birth. He saved Gavaskar from the fisher woman.

Book Review
The author wonders that would happen if Narayan Masurekar had not detected him. In that case, he would have been a fisherman. Gavaskar recollects his childhood cricket-playing days. On day his ball broke his mother’s nose. He was frightened. But his mother did not bother. She washed her face. The bleeding stopped. They continued the game. Cricket was in his blood. His parents helped him in the game. His uncle Madhav Mantri played for India in four ‘official tours’. He advised the author to work hard. The author did not forget his advise. From the very beginning Gavaskar wanted to become a batsman. He hated losing his wicket. He would fight and quite the field. This brought the game to an end. Other boys called him names. But soon they were friends again. His early cricket friends were the Ambaye brothers, the Mondrekar brothers etc. Gavaskar made team of her neighbours. They all had much interest in trophies.

My Opinion
In my view he is a person who is down to earth. According to Sachin Tendulkar Gavaskar has been his hero since his childhood. According to Lata Mangeshkar Sunil can sing very well. According to Madhav Mantri he is an Perfectionist.

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