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Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography: Top 5 things to watch out for

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The man with a century of centuries, the youngest recipient of Bharat Ratna and the most celebrated Indian cricketer of all time, Sachin Tendulkar is a biographer’s dream. Exactly one year after his retirement, Sachin is all set to entertain his fans once again, this time with the pen rather than the bat. His much awaited autobiography, titled ‘Playing It My Way’ is set to release on November 6th."So here I am, at the end of my final innings, having taken that last walk back to the pavilion, (I am) ready to recount as many incidents as I can remember since first picking up a cricket bat as a child in Mumbai thirty-five years ago," Tendulkar said.Though Sachin always tried his best to stay away from any sort of controversies, you cannot spend 24 years in Indian cricket without getting involved in a few. There were few incidents which his fans wish had never happened and few occasions when the God of cricket wasn’t so godlike.“I knew that agreeing to write my story would need me to be completely honest, as that’s the way I have always played the game. It would require talking about a number of aspects I have not shared in public before,” said Tendulkar in a press release recently.They say the pen is mightier than the sword. Though it won’t make as much an impact as his 1.5 kilo bat did, it will be really interesting to see how the little master addresses certain issues that he had refused to talk about before. Here are some of the things to watch out for in Sachin’s autobiography:

#5 The legend who sold his Ferrari

When Michael Schumacher gifts you something, you keep it!

But Tendulkar had other ideas. When Michael Schumacher, on behalf of Fiat, gifted Sachin a Ferrari 360 Modena on equalling Don Bradman’s record of 29 centuries, Tendulkar first sought an exemption on its import duty. Criticism started as people wondered whether it was too much to pay for the world’s richest cricketer. To make matters worse, Sachin later sold the car to a Surat-based businessman. Though the reasons for selling it are still unclear, it is considered as an act of disrespect to the Formula 1 legend by many fans.

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