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List of Biographies and Autobiographies of famous Cricketers

There are many famous cricketers have written their autobiography and biograpy after their retirement from the cricket. The name of autobiography of Sachin Tendulkar is “Playing it My Way” while the biography (Sunny Days) of Sunil Gavaskar is written by the M.L. Jaisimha  
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An autobiography is a self-written description of the life of oneself. While biography is an account of someone's life written by someone else.

The basic reason behind the writing a autobiography or biography is to disperse the struggled life to the general public or the fans. Sometime the author want to earn money through these books.

In this article we have complied the list of some important biographies and Autobiographies of the famous cricket players throughout the world.

Book Name

Based On

Author

1.  Cricket Delightful (1967)

Mushtaq Ali

Mushtaq Ali

2. One More Over (1977)

Erapalli Prasanna

Erapalli Prasanna

3. Sunny Days (1977)

Sunil Gavaskar

M.L. Jaisimha

4. Imran (1983)

 Imran Khan

Imran Khan with Patrick Murphy

5. Beating the Field Brian (1956)

Brian Lara

Brian Lara

6. Wasim (1998)

Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram with Patrick Murphy

7. Courtney: Heart of the Lion (1999)

Courtney Walsh

Courtney Walsh

8. White Lightning Allan Donald (1999)

Allan Donald

Allan Donald with Patrick Murphy

9. Aravinda: My Autobiography (1999)

Aravinda de Silva

Aravinda de Silva with Shahriar Khan

10. Sir Vivian: The Definitive Autobiography (2000)

Vivian Richards

Vivian Richards with Bob Harris

11. Shane Warne: My

Autobiography (2002)

Shane Warne

Shane Warne

12. Menace: The Autobiography (2003)

Dennis Lillee

Dennis Lillee

13. Cutting Edge: My Autobiography (2004)

Javed Miandad

Javed Miandad

14. Playing with Fire: The Autobiography (2004)

Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain

15. Straight from the Heart  (2004)

Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev

16. Gazza: The Gary Kirsten Autobiography (2004)

Gary Kirsten

Gary Kirsten with Neil Manthorp

17. Calling The Shots (2005)

Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan

18. Out of My Comfort Zone (2006)

Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh

19. The Nice Guy Who Finished First (2006)

Rahul Dravid

D. Prabhudesai

20. Portrait of a Flawed Genius (2007)

Shane Warne

Simon Wilde

21. Cricket's Troubled Genius (2007)  

Brian Lara

Brian Scovell

22. The Definitive Biography (2008)  

Sachin Tendulkar

Vaibhav Purandare

23. Line and Strength (2008)

Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath

24.True Colours (2008)

Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist

25. Portrait of a Rebel (2009)

Kevin Pietersen

Marcus Stead

26. Standing My Ground (2010)

Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden

27. Jack Hobbs: England's Greatest Cricketer (2011)

Jack Hobbs

Leo McKinstry

28. Don's Century (2011)

Don Bradman

Indra Vikram Singh

29. Controversially Yours (2011)

Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar

30. To The Point (2011)

Herschelle Gibbs

Herschelle Gibbs with Steve Smith

31. Brett Lee: My Life (2011)

Brett Lee

Brett Lee, James Knight

32. The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back (2012)

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh

33. Ponting: At the Close of Play (2013)

Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting

34. Playing It My Way (2014)

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar with Boria Majumda

35. AB de Villiers - The Autobiography (2016)

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers

36. Driven: The Virat Kohli Story (2016)

 Virat Kohli

Vijay Lokapally

37. The Journey (2017)

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

38. A Century Is Not Enough (2018)

Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly with Gautam Bhattacharya

39.  No Spin: My Autobiography (2018)

Shane Warne

Shane Warne

40. Moeen (2018)

Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali with Mihir Bose

41. 281 and Beyond (2018)

VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman with R Kaushik

So this was the list of biographies and Autobiographies of some great cricketers of the world. But unfortunately the price  of most of these books is too much high and another setback is that these books are written in English language so the reach of these books is limited to very few people.

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