Sportspersons and Their Autobiographies

Other Sports | News18.com | July 15, 2016, 3:13 pm
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<strong>Open</strong> by Andre Agassi talks about how difficult it is to handle fame. As the name suggests, the tennis ace talked openly about how he lost the French Open as he was concerned with his 'wig'. The book also explains Agassi’s uncomfortable relationship with his father and the confusions and instability that fame got him. Definitely a must-read for those who need to know about how difficult it is to handle fame. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Open by Andre Agassi talks about how difficult it is to handle fame. As the name suggests, the tennis ace talked openly about how he lost the French Open as he was concerned with his 'wig'. The book also explains Agassi’s uncomfortable relationship with his father and the confusions and instability that fame got him. Definitely a must-read for those who need to know about how difficult it is to handle fame. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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<strong>The Greatest: My Own Story</strong> is a 1975 autobiography of Muhammad Ali, a former heavyweight boxer who was three times World Heavyweight Champion and has been called the greatest heavyweight from all eras. The Greatest: My Own Story is a 1975 autobiography of Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., a former heavyweight boxer who was three times World Heavyweight Champion and has been called the greatest heavyweight from all eras. One needs to read the book to to understand not only why Ali is considered one of the most famous sportspeople of the past century but also how the political and social workings of a nation can bring about such a massive change in one’s life. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

The Greatest: My Own Story is a 1975 autobiography of Muhammad Ali, a former heavyweight boxer who was three times World Heavyweight Champion and has been called the greatest heavyweight from all eras. The Greatest: My Own Story is a 1975 autobiography of Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., a former heavyweight boxer who was three times World Heavyweight Champion and has been called the greatest heavyweight from all eras. One needs to read the book to to understand not only why Ali is considered one of the most famous sportspeople of the past century but also how the political and social workings of a nation can bring about such a massive change in one’s life. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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<strong>The Race of My Life:</strong> An Autobiography is the autobiography of Indian athlete Milkha Singh, co-authored with daughter Sonia Sanwalka. This is the book which made people notice athlete Milka Singh and earned Faran Akhtar 100 crores at the box office. Singh wrote this in a hope that it would be an inspiration for young Indian athletes to win the country's first individual track and field Olympic medal. The book also talks about how he lost his family during the Partition. It is a must read, especially for young Indian athletes.

The Race of My Life: An Autobiography is the autobiography of Indian athlete Milkha Singh, co-authored with daughter Sonia Sanwalka. This is the book which made people notice athlete Milka Singh and earned Faran Akhtar 100 crores at the box office. Singh wrote this in a hope that it would be an inspiration for young Indian athletes to win the country's first individual track and field Olympic medal. The book also talks about how he lost his family during the Partition. It is a must read, especially for young Indian athletes.

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The Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo’s autobiography <strong>I Think Therefore I Play</strong> does what most books of its kind sadly fail to do, stay truthful. The World Cup winner’s autobiography is a recollection of his journey from his days at the Brescia youth academy to the glorious night in Berlin where they lifted the World Cup after beating France in the final. (Photo credit: Facebook/ Andrea Pirlo)

The Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo’s autobiography I Think Therefore I Play does what most books of its kind sadly fail to do, stay truthful. The World Cup winner’s autobiography is a recollection of his journey from his days at the Brescia youth academy to the glorious night in Berlin where they lifted the World Cup after beating France in the final. (Photo credit: Facebook/ Andrea Pirlo)

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Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography <strong>Playing It My Way</strong> published by Hachette India was released on Nov 6, 2014. It broke all records for an adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories. But his autobiography merely endorses the public image of the man, instead of giving us the insights we've been craving for. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography Playing It My Way published by Hachette India was released on Nov 6, 2014. It broke all records for an adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories. But his autobiography merely endorses the public image of the man, instead of giving us the insights we've been craving for. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Tennis ace Sania Mirza has recently launched her autobiography titled<strong> ‘Ace Against Odds’</strong> in Hyderabad. The book captures Sania’s journey of becoming World’s No.1 player in women’s doubles and the difficulties and challenges faced by her in making her dream come true. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Tennis ace Sania Mirza has recently launched her autobiography titled ‘Ace Against Odds’ in Hyderabad. The book captures Sania’s journey of becoming World’s No.1 player in women’s doubles and the difficulties and challenges faced by her in making her dream come true. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)