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About the BookRevelling in the challenge of his position as ThirdMan, Ramnarayan was an integral ... Read More

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About the Book

Revelling in the challenge of his position as ThirdMan, Ramnarayan was an integral part of manyHyderabad victories in the Ranji Trophy, performingalongside names like Abbas Ali Baig, Abid Ali,ML Jaisimha and MAK Pataudi. He also had theopportunity to bowl to stalwarts of Indian cricketlike GR Vishwanath, Ashok Mankad, Brijesh Pateland the Amarnath brothers and rub shoulders withthe likes of VV Kumar,BishanBedi, Salim Durraniand Hanumant Singh in the vibrant first class sceneof a largely amateur era.

The stories featured in this fine book are recollectionsof a life spent playing and observing cricket. Theyare stories of a time when sheer love for the gamedrove people to cricket grounds. At a time whenrampant commercialization has overtaken the game,these stories bring back memories of a simpler time.Nostalgic and insightful, Third Man is a welcomeaddition to cricketing lore contributed by a formercricketer who, as a journalist today, straddles theworlds of sports and arts.

About the Author

In 1975, V Ramnarayan who came from a proudcricketing tradition in his native Madras (now Chennai)made his debut as an off-spinner for Hyderabad inthe Ranji Trophy. Over the next few years, he was theleading wicket taker for the team. In an era when India'slegendary spin quartet reigned supreme, Ramnarayanremained the third choice off-spinner behind thelegendary EAS Prasanna and S Venkataraghavan.

Product Details

Title: Third Man
Publisher: Westland
ISBN: 9789384030827
SKU: BK0425630
EAN: 9789384030827
Number Of Pages: 380
Language: English
Binding: Paperback

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