Suresh Raina is one of India's most successful international cricketers. An aggressive left-handed middle-order batsman, a useful off-spin bowler and one of the best fielders in world cricket, Raina was part of the World Cup-winning team in 2011. He is a youth icon and is among the most-followed Indian sportspersons and social media.
Bharat Sundaresan is a world-renowned, award-winning cricket writer currently based in Adelaide, Australia. He is the Australian correspondent and senior writer of Cricbuzz, having previously spent over a decade covering cricket around the globe for the Indian Express.He is also the bestselling author of The Dhoni Touch.
Believe, Sachin Tendulkar told him-and he took it to heart, getting the word etched on his arm as a tattoo.
In this book, Suresh Raina takes us through the challenges he faced as a young cricketer. He was bullied in school and at cricket camps, but he always punched above his weight, overcoming every adversity life threw at him and never giving up. This is the story of the lessons he learnt and the friendships he built.
Peppered with invaluable insights-about the game and about life-that Raina acquired from senior colleagues like M.S. Dohni, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, among others, this book will make you believe in the power of hard work, love, luck, hope and camaraderie. It is a journey through the hights and lows in the cricketing career of a man who saw his world fall apart and yet became one of the most influential white-ball cricketers India has ever seen.