Indian cricket has the most exciting young batting line-up in the world today. Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane, led by their captain, M. S. Dhoni, have routinely destroyed international bowling attacks. While the young bowlers in the team lack the burgeoning reputation of the batters, they have shone in flashes at home and abroad. The current and future brilliance of the members of this team is all the more remarkable when you consider their youth, relative inexperience and the fact that they are following in the footsteps of the golden generation-arguably the set of finest cricketers this country has produced: Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, V.V.S. Laxman and Anil Kumble.
This book takes as its point of departure 14 November 2013, the date on which the last member of the golden generation-Sachin Tendulkar-retired from all forms of cricket. It covers the highlights of Tendulkar’s last Test, as also the careers of the Fab Five before delving deep into the stories and exploits of the new stars of Indian cricket, as well as the one man who straddles both generations-Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the finest finisher in one day cricket today, and, statistically speaking, the most successful Indian captain of all time. The first major account of the future of Indian cricket, After Tendulkar is written with a novelist’s vision and eloquence and will be enjoyed by all those who love memorable writing about the game.