Playing It My Way

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Playing It My Way
Author Sachin Tendulkar
Boria Majumdar[1][2]
Country India
Language English
Subject Autobiography
Genre Autobiography
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton (worldwide)
Hachette India (In the subcontinent)
Publication date
5 November 2014
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 486
ISBN 978-14-736-0520-6

Playing It My Way is the autobiography of former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. It was launched on 5 November 2014 in Mumbai.[3][4][5] The book summarises Tendulkar's early days, his 24 years of international career and aspects of his life that have not been shared publicly.[6] It entered the Limca Book of Records for being the best selling adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories. In India, it broke the record set by Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs for being the most pre-ordered biographical book.[7]


In the book, Sachin Tendulkar mentioned that just months before the 2007 Cricket World Cup, Greg Chappell, then the coach of the Indian cricket team, visited Tendulkar at his home and suggested that he should take over the captaincy from Rahul Dravid, then the team captain. Chappell however denied this, stating that he never contemplated Tendulkar replacing Dravid as captain.[8] Tendulkar also mentioned in the book that John Wright "took over as coach of India in 2005", when Wright actually took over five years earlier, and got many scorecards wrong.[9]

Best Selling

Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography Playing It My Way published by Hachette India was released on Nov 6, 2014 and broke all records for an adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories with 1,50,290 copies confirmed on order subscriptions. The book’s orders, on day one, already saw it pulling ahead of both pre-order and lifetime sales of the world’s top adult hardbacks. It was entered in the Limca Book of Records[10] for 2016.


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  2. ^ "Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography to release on November 6". India Today. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Sachin Tendulkar's 'Playing It My Way' autobiography to release on November 6". NDTV. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Sachin Tendulkar to launch his autobiography "Playing It My Way" on r 6". Zee News. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography releasing on Nov 6". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Sachin Tendulkar to Write his Autobiography, Playing It My Way". NDTV. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography breaks multiple records". The Hindu. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Tendulkar vs Chappell: We love Sachin, but truth may be coloured by perception". Firstpost. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  9. ^ Chuzzlewit, S (8 November 2014). "Sachin Tendulkar's Playing It My Way — A potentially great read ruined by patchy writing".
  10. ^ "Bestselling adult hardback on release (orders on first day of publication)". Limca Book of Records. Retrieved 30 June 2016.

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