Tendulkar’s autobiography breaks record

"On the day of release before sales began (at 11.30am on November 6) the book had topped 150,000 copies in orders"

“On the day of release before sales began (at 11.30am on November 6) the book had topped 150,000 copies in orders”

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Legendary India batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography, Playing It My Way, has already “broken all records for an adult hardback on pre-order subscriptions across both fiction and non-fiction categories”.

Tendulkar’s autobiography has already brought to light the fact that the team were extremely unhappy when former head coach Greg Chappell was in charge. It also revealed that the national team almost boycotted their tour of Australia in 2007-08 after spinner Harbhajan Singh was hit with a three-game ban for allegedly calling ex-Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds a ‘monkey’.

“Sachin Tendulkar’s Playing It My Way has broken all records for an adult hardback on pre-order subscriptions across both fiction and non-fiction categories,” the autobiography’s publishers, Hachette India, said via a release. “On the day of release before sales began (at 11.30am on November 6) the book had topped 150,000 copies in orders, already pulling ahead of both pre-order and lifetime sales of the top hardbacks, including Dan Brown’s Inferno, Walter Issacson’s Steve Jobs and JK Rowling’s Casual Vacancy.”

Hachette India’s managing director, Thomas Abraham, added: “It is no surprise that the master blaster’s pen talks up records at the same pace as his bat. We’re delighted that he has now notched up a thousand hundreds on debut, and we’re sure that this innings has only just begun.”

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