Icons from the World of Sports contains the stories of some of the brightest stars of Indian sports, with details of their greatest exploits.
Starting from their childhood to the present, and written by a best-selling sports writer, Icons from the World of Sports is a must-read for all young sports buffs.
The 10 sports stars featured are
Sachin Tendulkar, one of the greatest batsmen in the world;
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, the duo who took Indian tennis to new heights;
Narain Karthikeyan, the fastest Indian on four wheels;
Chiranjeev Milkha Singh, India’s best golfer yet;
Bhaichung Bhutia, a pioneer in Indian football;
Anjali Vedpathak Bhagwat, the shooter who has never failed to hit the bull’s eye;
Dhanraj Pillay, who gave hockey a new appeal;
Pullela Gopichand, who overcame great physical odds to become India’s badminton champion;
Viswanath Anand, one of the world’s great chess players;
Karnam Malleswari, the weightlifter who is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal