Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar: Dilip D’Souza
A book titled Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar authored by writer-journalist Dilip D’Souza was released on 15 October 2014. The book has been published by Random House India and books forward has been written by Harsha Bhogle.
Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar is a close scrutiny of Tendulkar’s last Test played at the Wankhede in November 2013 in which he scored 74 in the only innings that he played in the match. India won the match against West Indies by an innings and 126 runs against West Indies.
The book has tried to revisit Sachin Tendulkar’s final Test appearance and captured all the excitement and emotion during the two and a half days of the match. The book elaborates the deafening noise in the Wankhede and how it turns into a silence so that one can hear Tendulkar’s footsteps as he begins the walk back to pavilion.
The book includes minute details of the match both on and off-field and the writer has also tried to tease out larger issues that plague the game in India as well as overseas.
About Dilip D’Souza
• Dilip D'Souza is a Mumbai-based writer and journalist
• He writes about social and political causes and his columns have appeared in several publications
• His column about how two young engineers from Kerala built a dam in rural Maharashtra and supplied electricity is believed to have inspired a key segment of the 2004 movie Swades directed by Ashutosh Gowariker
• D’Souza has previously authored titles like
a) The Curious Case Of Binayak Sen
b) Roadrunner: An Indian Quest In America
c) Branded by Law: Looking at India's Denotified Tribes
d) The Narmada Dammed: An Inquiry Into the Politics of Development
When: on 15 October 2014
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