Cricket Drona takes us through the life of cricketing genius Vasoo Paranjape, who left a defining impact on the game, shaping the careers of some of Indian cricket’s greatest figures, from Sunil Gavaskar to Sachin Tendulkar, from Rahul Dravid to Rohit Sharma. This book is a first-hand chronicle of stories, life lessons and game-changing experiences, written in the words of those who were lucky enough to have crossed paths with Paranjape at just the right time in their careers. For generations of cricketers across India, and even for some in other parts of the world, Paranjape has been an inspiration, a mentor, friend and guide. Peel back the layers and get to the core of a life that nurtured and nourished generations of India’s best cricketing talent.
PRAISES FOR THE BOOK
‘A must-read book about a gem of a man with a fantastic eye for spotting talent’ SACHIN TENDULKAR (to be used below the headline)
‘Vasoo is the original Mr Cricket. And his magic, which touched many over the years, has been preserved for good in this book’- SUNIL GAVASKAR
‘If you like cricket you will love Vasoo Sir. For fans and fanatics alike, this book is a must-read. The stories and knowledge will make you keep coming back for more’- ANIL KUMBLE
‘Vasoo Sir played a big role in making me the cricketer I am. This book shows the way, not only to those who want to play but also to coaches and teachers’- ROHIT SHARMA
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JATIN PARANJAPE inherited many things from his father: dashing good looks, a passionate love for cricket, a keen understanding of how people and sport work and, for good measure, a sense of humour that entertains others even as it allows him to occasionally laugh at himself. Having won the Ranji Trophy four times with Mumbai, played with the best in the business and represented India on the world stage, Jatin has had a long journey in cricket. An untimely injury cut short his playing career, but it took him to sports management, entrepreneurship and beyond. When not watching a game of cricket somewhere in the world as a national selector, Jatin lives in Mumbai with his wife, Gandhali, and dotes on their twins, Aditi and Dhruv.
ANAND VASU wandered from the halls of his college straight into the Cricinfo offices at the age of nineteen, to spend a couple of months exploring cricket journalism. More than two decades later, he is still at it, having moved from Cricinfo to Hindustan Times and then to Sports Illustrated India magazine and Wisden India. He has won four national awards, including the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award. Anand’s work has appeared in leading publications globally.
The book releases on 14th September 2020