There is a lot to learn from this league of extraordinary gentlemen. They make such fine ambassadors of
this great country of ours.
While picking these 10 cricketers I did not have to think much because each of these gentlemen have
made an impact on our lives in the last 25 years.
Whether it is the Fabulous Four of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman,
or the spin duo of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh, fantastic Virender Sehwag, flamboyant Yuvraj or
the ever cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni or the magical Zaheer Khan, they have all made an impact in
I have a lot to learn from each of these gentlemen because they have different qualities. Tendulkars
humility is a lesson for all of us, Dravids steely resolve is worth emulating, Ganguly and MS Dhoni offer
contrasting lessons in leadership skills. Similarly the fighting spirit of the spin pair of Kumble and
Harbhajan or the devil-may-care attitude of Sehwag or the sheer natural ability of Yuvraj, coupled with
the self-confidence of Zaheer. All this has impacted me and no doubt billions of others.
As I compiled this book, I was left wondering how wonderful it was for Indian cricket to have all these
gentlemen play almost at the same time. Very rarely have cricket teams been built around individuals who
are the best at what they do. It is indeed a privilege and a honour to have seen these extraordinary
cricketers in the same era. One can learn so much from simply playing back their exploits. The videos of
their efforts still make for compelling viewing.
As you would imagine I am a complete cricket nut. For me nothing else mattered. It therefore felt great to
compile my thoughts on these 10 extraordinary cricketers.
An updated and expanded edition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of this iconic ship. The narrative spans her construction at Dumbarton in 1869; her famous tea voyages as well as those with other cargoes; her career under a Portuguese flag; her subsequent return to the Thames, Greenwich; and the dramatic fire, painstaking restoration and glorious reopening in April 2012.
The book has been developed from the outset with the Cutty Sark Trust and takes the form of a chronological career narrative but also presents detailed features on crew accounts, log entries, pieces on seamanship, ports and cargoes and broader tall ship culture as well as an opportunity to focus on artifacts and the fittings of the ship.
This unique opportunity allows the first publication of specially commissioned photography created as part of, and subsequent to, the clipper's restoration as well as the findings of resulting research.
“The variety of dishes that Huck and Young present as possibilities for preparing and cooking outdoors is rather astounding and pleasantly surprising” (Epicurious). Camping fare typically includes burgers and hot dogs, and while these are certainly easy, get ready to rethink the cuisine that can be savored over the open flame. With recipes like Spiced Currant Cream Scones, Maple-Glazed Wild Salmon, and Tomato Tarte Tatin, Huck and Young celebrate delicious food and the great outdoors. They also include step-by-step instructions for activities such as stargazing, foraging for woodland berries, and minding one’s fruits of the sea (or, how to clean a fish). Campfire Cookery proves that the campfire cannot only be a blissful escape but a true culinary destination. “It is the rare cookbook that has even the camping-averse actually contemplating a weekend of mosquitoes and sweaty sleeping bags . . . But really, we simply love the recipes.” —LA Weekly
As a triathlete, your body needs to be at its most conditioned state all year long. You know that missing a day of strength training might lead to an unfinished race. This boxed set of three books is dedicated to triathletes like you. Discussed in the pages of the books are techniques on cycling, strength training and general fitness.
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