In this memoir, the author gives the readers a guided tour of the soul of a cricket freak. The book takes us from Kolkata to Lordís and back, mapping the highs and lows of the game.
Soumya Bhattacharya is a cricketing obsessive who has loved the game for his whole life, and in You Must Like Cricket? - Memoirs of an Indian Cricket Fan, you get beneath the surface of a fascinating character.
After growing up in London and Kolkata, it was inevitable that Soumya would have cricket in his veins, and in his first book he describes his life and love of cricket in an amusing way that sports fans will relate to. He mixes views on cricket matches he watches with comments on the places he travels, including London where he works for The Times, and tops it up with thoughts on life with his wife and daughter.
Cricket Fans' Diary
Soumya Bhattacharya's odyssey takes the reader on a very personal journey through the world of cricket. It stretches from his first live game at the 100,000-capacity Eden Gardens through to 2004 when India achieved a famous victory over fierce rivals, Pakistan - with plenty of stimulating anecdotes en route.