Sports personalities tweet about Digvijay Singh Deo's new book on India's greatest Olympians
Penguin Books’ ‘My Olympic Journey: 50 of India's Leading Sportspersons on the Biggest Test of Their Career’ is the latest paperback that’s securing a spot in every avid sports fan’s shelf across the country. Jointly authored by CNN News 18 Sports Editor Digvijay Singh Deo and multimedia professional Amit Bose, the book, within 24 hours, has shot into the Best-Sellers’ category on Amazon where it is available for pre-booking ahead of its 2 July release date.
Bearing first-hand accounts of legendary Indian Olympians from 1948 till 2012 on its pages, ‘My Olympic Journey’ promises to be a must-read for all Indian sports fans, arriving just a month before this year’s Rio Olympic Games.
From India’s Golden Age hockey player Balbir Singh to present day doubles tennis star Rohan Bopanna, each athlete has his/her own share of amusing, heart-wrenching as well as inspiring stories that people would love to learn of once the book is finally in their hands.
Over the past couple of days, #MyOlympicJourney has been trending on multiple social networks as leading names from various corners of the sports fraternity joined in to appreciate the writers’ commendable accomplishment on completing such a humongous project involving Indian sports.
Lending his support to the creators’ effort was India’s highest achiever at the Games, 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra on Twitter:
Olympic Bronze winner turned professional boxer Vijender Singh chipped in with his thoughts on the release as well:
The shooter who missed podium finish by a whisker at the London Olympics 2012, Joydeep Karmakar took to Twitter to comment on the book’s release:
Ace shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa, too, didn’t miss out on expressing her excitement at being featured amongst India’s sporting greats in this invigorating publication:
Tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi conveyed his delight as well: