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Book Review: Life In the Sunshine By T.Sathish

Book Review: Life In the Sunshine By T.Sathish

Hi Friends,

Today's review is about a book named as 'Life In The Sunshine' Autobiography of an unknown Cricketer by an Indian author T. Sathish

Indians are crazy for cricket and Cricket is so much more than just a sport for us! :)

Plot Summary: Sat, Sam and Trib are teenagers and they love cricket. They spend most of their time watching and playing the sport they love. They dream of making their living in the sport.
When they are not playing the game, they put on their thinking cap and come up with alternate versions of important matches or provide parodic answers to questions that have plagued cricket fans over the years.
However, fate intervenes in their idyllic life. On 18th April 1986, Javed Miandad hits Chetan sharma for a six in Shahjah and leaves their cricket viewing life in tatters.The after effects of this fateful event, continue to haunt them for many years.
Sat fails to graduate from school level cricket to state level cricket. He is heartbroken by the loss of his dreams and faces a mini identity crisis.
How do the boys solve their problems?
Will the boys ever recover from that Javed Miandad incident?
Will Sat get his mojo back?
Sat takes you through his nostalgic memories of the sport and narrates his coming of age story, which is deeply influenced by the sport.

Genre: Autobiography

Publisher: Notion Press

Language: English

No.Of Pages: 211

Price: Rs 221/-

About The Author: T. Sathish is an IIM Calcutta alumnus and works in Cognizant technology solutions. Sathish is an avid sports fan and a writer. Sathish writes columns in the cricket section of, an online sports magazine. He has published a short story named 'Hang in there' on the Juggernaut publishing's digital writing platform. Sathish lives in Chennai with his family.

My Review:
In India, Cricket is not just a sport! It is so much more than that...
I am sure all of us have some memories related to playing or watching cricket... I remember watching world cups with my family...
I remember whenever there was a match between India and Pakistan, it felt like a national holiday on the streets... We can easily say Indians are crazy for cricket!!
But for someone who had wanted to make it as his dream career, memories will be much more special & personal and that is what the author has shared, about his journey of wanting to be a cricketer and play for the country.
The book is about the journey of Sat and his two friends Sam and Trib, who loved the game and wanted to play for the country.
The bond  of these three friends is very beautifully portrayed. It is about their struggles, failures, efforts and funny childhood incidents. Their passion and immense love for cricket is what their life was all about, in their growing years.
It is not like a documentary or a typical autobiography, rather the book feels more like reading about life of a ordinary boy next door, who is very passionate for the sport.

It is a very simple book. Narration is simple and clear yet fast paced. You will not be bored.
People who love to play cricket will especially enjoy reading this book. Teenagers will love this book specially. People who have seen cricket in 80s and 90s will relate to it nicely. A lot has been talked about cricket in it.
Book has a very positive feel to it and will surely bring many smiles.
Do pick a copy for yourself:

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