After a biography and docu-drama, Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar will next be the subject of a comic book.
An abridged version of Sachin’s autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’ will portray Sachin as a comic book hero. Being published by Hatchett India, the comic book is expected to hit stands in the week after Diwali.
Publishers Hachette India confirmed the development and revealed that the refurbished book will have elements to attract the children. The 25-page comic hero portion will carry some of the most exciting cricketing events of Tendulkar’s life. “Sachin’s team has worked on the book and it will have features that will be exciting for the young readers,” Thomas Abraham of Hachette India has told Mumbai Mirror.
Sachin’s autobiography has been condensed to almost half to create the comic book for children.
The 25-page comic hero section features the exciting events in Tendulkar’s cricket career and life. A portion is dedicated to Sachin’s great knocks during the 1998 tour of Sharjah, which is better known as the Desert Storm. After a storm-forced interruption, Sachin had taken the centre stage to decimate Steve Waugh’s Australia and hit his second successive century against the Kangaroos.
Another episode is dedicated to how coach Ramakant Achrekar would place a coin on the stumps. The bowlers would have the challenge of bowling out Sachin to pocket the coin. More often than not, Sachin would stay firm on the crease and then walk away with the coin.
Sachin’s book, released in 2014, has created a record for highest selling autobiographies.