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The 12th Man

An Indian Cricket Fan’s Journey from 1983 to the new millennium
Sourav Sinha
Type: Print Book
Genre: Sports & Adventure
Language: English
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For more than 35 years now, I have been a die-hard cricket fan. Cricket is a celebration in India. As a kid, I started learning the nuances of the game by listening to radio commentary and newspapers. People in India love the game and it is these fans who have kept the game alive. When Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan launched the cricket kit for his newly acquired Indian Premier League (IPL) team, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2008, the jersey number that he wore was 12 with his name printed on the back. He called himself the 12th man of Team KKR and rallied all supporters to call themselves the same. The fans are the real "12th Man" of any team and here is my journey as one such 12th Man of Team India from 1983 to the turn of the new millennium. This is Volume I of the book and Volume II which will follow later this year will chronicle my journey as a cricket fan from the year 2000 till 2013. So here goes my journey as a cricket fan which started in Asansol, moved to Bangalore, and then came back to Kolkata. If you love cricket, you will enjoy reading the book. If you are very young who have not seen the game live during the '80s and '90s, then you will learn many things that happened with Team India in that period. If you are old enough to have seen that period then you will be able to go back to your younger days and reminiscence on the same.

About the Author

SOURAV SINHA is the co-founder of Brainium Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a software company based out of Kolkata, India. He lives with his family in Howrah, West Bengal with his wife and two children.

He is a sports fanatic. He is a Fan of Mohun Bagan, Kolkata Knight Riders, Manchester United & Ferrari F1 team.
Occasional bridge and chess player. Die-hard foodie & travel freak.

He also writes regularly on his blog site,

Book Details

ISBN: 9781637540558
Number of Pages: 348
Dimensions: 5.5"x8.5"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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Azhar_11 1 year, 9 months ago

A good read indeed

A good read indeed. The script is simple yet written amazingly well. The book has some key points at the end of each chapter which connects cricket and life. I highly recommend this book.

Ashish Jaiswal 1 year, 9 months ago

It's a must buy book for cricket lover

It's a great journey for the team India in cricket, and this book really shared lots of knowledge about the same. Trust me, if you are a cricket fan this is a must-buy book on your list.

deba_d007 1 year, 9 months ago

Very good book for ardent cricket fans

In India cricket is our religion. So if you follow the religion then you should find many Gods of that religion. Want to know more about the Gods and some epic events of this religion? Then this book is a must buy.

biswakm 1 year, 9 months ago


Those who love cricket should read it. Everything is there from the old to the new era.

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