In Imperfect, Sanjay Manjrekar brings his famous analytic powers to look back at his own career as a cricketer. His photographic memory takes the reader along on his journey from the dusty maidans of Mumbai to the world stage as the diminutive batsman faces up to the fearsome West Indian and Pakistani pace attacks. In his precise plainspeak, Sanjay reflects on his father Vijay Manjrekar, and the effects of that legend on his game; comments on the complex equations with the India greats with whom he shared the dressing room and on the lessons learnt from his opponents; and reveals his own excruciating obsession with batting technique, the quest for perfection, and the battle to try to shake off his mental shackles. This remarkable memoir sets a new standard for cricket writing in India, with significant life lessons for those who aren't cricket fans as well.
Sanjay Manjrekar is a former Indian cricketer; he played for India for nine years, scored all his Test centuries abroad, and was known as a very technically correct batsman, but chose to retire at the age of thirty-two. Today, he is a popular cricket commentator known for his frank and precise assessment of the goings-on.
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