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Sachin Tendulkar to don this new avatar in a comic book

Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’ will be published as a comic book, according to Hachette India

cricket Updated: Oct 18, 2017 13:46 IST
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Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’ was published in 2014.
Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’ was published in 2014.(AFP)

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is all set for a new start as a comic book hero, with his autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’ being converted for children.

According to a report in Times of India, an abridged version of the book will be published for children. The book will be in stands in about a week’s time.

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The publishers of Tendulkar’s autobiography, Hachette India, have confirmed that a part of ‘Playing It My Way’ is being converted into a comic book, and will have ‘elements’ that are expected to attract children.

The comic hero portion will have about 25 pages mentioning some of the most memorable stages of the cricket legend’s life, including his sparkling show in Sharjah against Australia, which is fondly remembered in Indian cricket circles as ‘desert storm’. It reportedly features very prominently in the book.

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The book will also have the famous tale of his childhood, which tells about why Tendulkar’s coach Ramakant Achrekar would place a one rupee coin on the stumps — for bowlers to claim if they rattled Tendulkar’s stumps — and make him bat for hours.

“Sachin’s team has worked on the book and it will have features that will be exciting for the young readers,” said Thomas Abraham from Hachette India.

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The report added that the new upcoming edition will be half the size of the original autobiography which was of 486 pages. The price of the book will be ‘one-third’ of the original one, released in 2014.