Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography Playing It My Way has broken all records for a hardback on pre-order subscriptions across both fiction and non-fiction categories.
The book had topped 150,000 copies in orders by 11am on November 6, a statement issued by Hachette India, publisher of the book said. That pulls it ahead of both pre-order and lifetime sales of the top hardbacks Dan Brown's Inferno, Walter Issacson's Steve Jobs and JK Rowling's Casual Vacancy.
Hachette India's Managing Director Thomas Abraham said, "It is no surprise that the master blaster's pen talks up records at the same pace as his bat. We're delighted that he has now notched up a thousand hundreds on debut, and we're sure that this innings has only just begun."
Sachin launched the autobiography on Wednesday (November 5) in the presence of some of his former teammates and family members in Mumbai. He gifted the first copy of the book to his mother Rajni.
Some of the major topics that Playing It My Way talks about are: Sachin's relation with wife Anjali, his equation with captains with whom he has played and his feelings about Greg Chappell.