Players’ pen portraits

My Cricket Hero: XII Indians On Their XII Favourite Cricketers by Gulu Ezekiel. Published in 2022 by Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd, 7/16, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi 110002. Pp: x + 102. Price: Rs 195. I imagine Gulu Ezekiel (pictured) in the pandemic-induced lockdown at a loose end, when an idea occurs of a compilation of cricketing icons as perceived through the prism of a pre-adolescent 12-year-old’s eyes. He draws up a list of cricketers and contributors, pairs them, and voila, you have this slim tome of essays, My Cricket Hero. What this lacks in heft of pages and research,......

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