Welcome to my world dear reader, and thank you for dropping by.
I am the Cricket Writer.
I live Cricket. I breathe Cricket. I dream Cricket.
You can call me a Cricket Fan, you can call me a Cricket Tragic, or you can dump me with the Cricket Obsessed, all of which will be true. And yet, it wont be the whole truth.
For my passion with Cricket extends far beyond being a fan.
I am truly, madly, deeply in love with its history. The glorious (and not so glorious) past of the game attracts me, perhaps more magnetically than the present. I delve into that past, research it, and then put my pen to paper, so that you, my readers, can come on that journey with me, and be entranced by the magic of the moment.
“Anindya’s Column“ puts all my writing on different forums in one place for you to enjoy.
I write on “The Roar“, “ESPN Cricinfo“, “Cricket Country“, “The Sportstar“, “Pragativadi“, “Cricket Soccer“ and a growing number of regional and global platforms with readers kind enough to appreciate what my work.
“CW Specials“ are my thoughts on the present day happenings in the world of Cricket, or indeed anything else that I am musing on, and I feel you would like to share in.
My first book ‘A Gentleman’s Game‘ topped the Amazon Cricket Bestseller Lists everywhere from India, to US, UK, Australia and Europe. Click on the book’s name to buy a kindle copy in India. Its also available in paperback in the US and UK.
My second book, ‘Spell-binding Spells’ has been successful beyond my modest hopes. It occupied the Top 3 slot on the Amazon Bestseller List in India for over 3-months holding its own against books from Gideon Haigh, Rajdeep Sardesai, Jonny Bairstow and Mike Brearley. Thank you dear readers for your love and appreciation.
I have just started work on my third book. It is an exciting project and slated for a 2019 release from one of India’s leading publishers. More on that in a few months. Meanwhile, it is exciting times, researching, meeting some of my cricketing heroes for their inputs for the book, and writing, relentlessly, ceaselessly, and enjoying every moment of the incredibly hard work that goes into penning a book.
All I want is for people to enjoy what I write, and for my writing to improve with each passing day. If they are met, I will have succeeded as a loving chronicler of the game.
But this this not only about me.
When you visit my site, I want you to be able to read not only what I write, here and elsewhere, but I also want to share with you the writings of some of the wonderful magicians of the written word, who continue to amaze us with their Cricket writing.
“The Recommended Reads“ section has a continually updated list of some of my favourite writing out there – from the inimitable Gideon Haigh, the venerated Kersi Meher-Homji, my fellow Cricket history obsessed friends Abhishek Mukherjee and Arunabha Sengupta, the wonderful penmanship of Jarrod Kimber, to the writing of past masters like Frank Keating and Rajan Bala who are sadly no longer with us.
Do visit the site often, do follow me on Twitter on my handle @Cric_Writer and write in whenever the fancy strikes you. I look forward to hearing from you on firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep the love coming folks. The love of Cricket. And through this forum, lets share that love with the world.