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Grand Slam Tendulkar: with Team India 2007-11
by @saumilzx (c)2014 Saumil Bhukhanwala. Mumbai, India. All Rights Reserved.

Publisher: Amazon.com as a Kindle ebook
Requires mobile devices (iPad/iPhone, Android) or desktop (Mac/PC)
Released on: 02 Apr'14
List Price: $2.99

Grand Slam Tendulkar, is essentially the last chapter of "Lessons at Love All Play- Legend Tendulkar Matters” (Amazon ASIN B00H0LABVK, Nov 30 2013).*

Re-live a golden era of Indian cricket 2007-11, with match summaries of Indian Cricket Legend Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar and Team India in Tests & ODIs.

Tendulkar brought up his third Test Grand Slam, and raised his ODI game, yet again, to help India get to the top in both formats. He had a mind-boggling range of match winning performances, as well as, support contributions—the profile of a tournament winner. Win matches on your day and help your teammates win it on their day!
#ItsATeamGame

Team India grabbed their #loveAllPlayMoment—the point when a team is ready to compete globally—to get ahead of every other nation. Sehwag, Gambhir, Dravid, Tendulkar, Laxman, Ganguly, Yuvraj, Dhoni, Kumble, Harbhajan, Zaheer Khan, with other young stars- Kohli, Ishant Sharma, Ashwin, Pujara, Rohit Sharma and others - were one heck of an 'Incredible India' combination.

Topics covered:
• The Test Grand Slam- performing against/in each country.
• Tendulkar's Test Cycles- 3.5 Grand Slams!
• Match summary of every Test series of India 07-11, crediting other legends and young stars.
• Tendulkar's amazing '07-11, the numbers which matter! Tendulkar achieved some stunning sequences in consistency, which any other legend, from any era would envy.
• India ahead of every Test country - Ranked #1 irrespective of ICC ratings
• ODI World Cups- Tendulkar the opener
• World Cup Bowling review (since '92) - England and West Indies on top!
• India in WC '11- getting the phases and chases right!

'Grand Slam' is a metaphor is derived from tennis. Cricket, like tennis, depends on surfaces. Winning 6-0 at times is cool, but the best can do 6-2, 6-4 again and again, across continents. Grand Slam Tendulkar is the cricketing equivalent of that!

*This abridged version is for readers, who do not wish to get into sports essays or cricket theory, but want to get directly into the matches. The best lessons are learnt in real games, after all! A synopsis of the earlier sections of the original, is provided with an Appendix for reference. The same hashtag nomenclature is followed. However, rivalries of Tendulkar with other legends- Lara, Ponting, Kallis, the great bolwers of 1990-2000s, and comparative notes related to past legends are in the original only.



Lessons at Love All Play- Legend Tendulkar Matters!
by @saumilzx (c)2013 Saumil Bhukhanwala. Mumbai, India. All Rights Reserved.

Publisher: Amazon.com as a Kindle ebook
247 pages, (varies with font size).
Requires mobile devices (iPad/iPhone, Android) or desktop (Mac/PC)
Released on: 29 Nov'13
List Price: $9.99
Now available for $2.99 (70% off for a limited time).

Lessons at Love All Play - Legend Tendulkar Matters! is a book about Indian cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar, and how he overcame various challenges, shouldering the hopes of a nation across two decades. It's about the lessons learnt along all the matters that arise, when an iconic player is the focus of glory and blame in a team game.

Experience Tendulkar's fascinating journey with other Indian legends via the mind of a maverick fan! You may not feel the same way at times, so enjoy the different perspective! However, the lessons that were filtered through, will be worth discussing!

The metaphor of Love All Play has a three fold relevance:
- In context of sports analysis: since sports offers a level playing field, it is fundamentally different from real life scenarios. As a result, the way we define sporting concepts is different from popular notions.
- Love All Play is also, of course, the starting point of each match - a gift to sportspersons -as it all starts from scratch each time, reseting the past. But that brings uncertainty and pressure too, to be tested again and again.
- In a broad sense, a #loveAllPlayMoment indicates fresh new opportunities when a team is ready to compete globally on even terms.

Re-live the golden era of Indian Cricket '07-'11:
Match summaries highlighting various Indian legends. Tendulkar raised his game to align with Team India's #loveAllPlayMoment- that point when a team is well equipped and ready to compete with the world. Tendulkar achieved his third Test Grand Slam to help put Team India ahead of every other Test team. Finally, it all came together, as he went from a match winner to a tournament winner, yet again, to help India lift the World Cup '11.

For whom:
Besides Tendulkar and Indian cricket, the book explores some universal concepts in sports.

Insightful essays on Sports vs Life, which lead to defining new terms. New set of hashtags! for search and for social media. Cross-sport quiz help understand a sport by comparison. Examples of table tennis, tennis, cue-sports, chess, soccer, olympics finding their way into a cricket book to broaden our perspective on sport!

Specifically for cricket, there is a new way to assess batting - based on manual inspection - without complex formulas or even averages.

New hashtags for use in sports!
The concepts explored are defined with #tags for searching and as a new set of sports tags for social publishing.

Major topics/Issues covered:
• How often can a batsman play?
• Which are the matches which matter? (applies to every sport)
• You need to get this book, if you are not clear about the above two!

• Its Not About Records, but they are relevant. When and How?
• Personal aspiration vs Team goals. Humans vs chess pieces
• Match Winner vs Tournament Winner

• What administrators can learn from the NBA Basketball
• Taking an outcome: Warne's masterstroke in India, Tendulkar in Sydney, Yuvraj in World Cup

• How is Sport different from Life- the implications
• SportsVsLife- different but inter-woven- Virat Kohli, Milkha Singh & Bustamante
• Match winning & finishing vary for each sport. Yet, one definition!
• Comebacks: Borg-McEnroe, Steve Davis-Taylor, Botham's Ashes, Federer-Nadal, Tiger woods.

• First innings vs Second innings!
• Inspecting batting without averages!
• How many tons, Tendulkar? Logically, lot more.
• Why cricket is unlike Olympics- breaking world records vs combining scoring patterns
• Tendulkar-Lara vs the best bowlers
• Chess in Bowling- Bradman, Tendulkar
• Dot Margins- Gavaskar Richards - different legends both priceless

• The Test Grand Slam- performing against/in each country
• Tendulkar's Test Cycles- 3.5 Grand Slams!
• Tendulkar's amazing '07-11, the numbers which matter
• Match summary of every Test series of India 07-11
• India ahead of every Test country - Ranked #1 irrespective of ICC ratings

• ODI World Cups- Tendulkar the opener
• World Cups- Best bowling teams - England and West Indies!
• India in WC '11- getting the phases and chases right!

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