Two of my most prized possessions are two books autographed by the authors. The books are Out of the Box: Watching the Game We Love and John Wright's Indian Summers. These two books are probably my most precious books in my entire library. The pictures below show the autograph of the authors.
Out of the Box: Watching the Game We Love
This is a collection of best writes by Harsha Bhogle in his weekly columns for the Indian Express. Some of the articles here in the book are just plain gems. His article on the future of T20 written in 2005 shows his amazing foresight and understanding of the game. The man who is probably India's leading cricket journalist is a all time favorite of mine and recently he got to see my views on the game thanks to Castrol Cricket. For a cricket fan who wants to become a writer, this book is tailored made for you.
John Wright's Indian Summers
This is a memoir by John Wright on his experiences as the coach of the Indian team. He talks of the happenings of the dressing rooms, and gives an insight into the functioning of cricket in India. There's an amazing chapter in the book titled 'Hard Roads' which gives an amazing insight into the becoming of some of the best known Indian cricketing stars. From the Calcutta test against the Australians to the Pakistan tour in 2004, the book has it all. This is truly a must read for Indian cricket fans.