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Sachin became 1st Indian cricketer on cover page of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

Apr 11, 2014 09:09 IST

Sachin Tendulkar

The 151st edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack published on 9 April 2014 carries a picture of Sachin Tendulkar on its cover page. With this Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian cricketer, who retired from International cricket in November 2013 and ended his glorious 24-year long career, became the 1st Indian cricketer to be featured on the cover page of the Almanack.

The yellow page of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack had shown Tendulkar walking out of the Wankhede stadium after completing his last innings against the West Indies in November 2013. The captured photograph had shown Tendulkar acknowledging the crowd with his bat raised.
The 2014 edition of Wisden Cricketers was published in London. Lawrence Booth is the editor of the edition that carried Sachin on the cover page.

Earlier, Sachin was chosen to feature on the cover page of the second edition of the Wisden India Almanack. The Indian edition was edited by Suresh Menon.


About the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
The British-based Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack for the first time was published in 1864 and since then it is being published annually. It is termed as the Bible of Cricket and for the first time the term was used by Alec Waugh in the 1930s in a review for the London Mercury.

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