5 Popular Sports Books to Read during your spare time
Reading is very essential in your everyday life as it increases knowledge and makes you smarter. Every reader may or may not be biased to a certain genre of books, e.g., fiction, sports, romance, thriller, etc. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat is what excites a sports writer and reader. There are many books like Open: An Autobiography; Ali: A life; In these girls, hope is a muscle, etc. If you are or not a sports fanatic/lover, make the best of your quarantine time, reading the below sportsbooks.
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Written in 2003 by Michael Lewis, this book focuses on the baseball team names ‘Oakland Athletics’ and its general manager Billy Beane. It revolves around how the general manager used the concept of Sabermetrics which is a statistical tool to assemble a competitive baseball team. This was the start of using analysis in Major League Baseball. The book describes how Billy Beane was successful in his approach and a few of the KPIs used which were batting average, on-base percentage, etc. The story was later depicted in a movie leading Brad Pitt.
Pullela Gopichand: The World Beneath his Feat
A biography of the Indian badminton legend by his friend and former badminton player, Sanjay Sharma. The book describes the entire life journey to winning the All England Championship and his struggle to start his academy. An inspirational book about a man who went passed unimaginable challenges and changed the badminton scenario in India.
Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games
If you are keen to know where India stands at the Olympics so far, this is a must-read for you. Written by Nalin Mehta Boria Majumdar, this book features stalwarts like Abhinav Bindra, Mary Kom, and PV Sindhu. It also gives an insight into how India has fared at the recent Olympics so far along with the change Indian Olympics has made in the last decade.
NFL: 100 Years
A football fan cannot afford to miss out on this one. It’s an authorized visual history of America’s most popular sport completing 100 years. From its conception in Ohio to its emergence as the sport cherished by millions, all the key moments and prestigious athletes have been honoured in this beautifully written book. Also, how the growth of the sport has been described along with pictures, artifacts would be a treat to read for any football fan-new or old.
A Century is Not Enough: My Roller-coaster Ride to Success
This book is an autobiography written by the former Indian Cricketer and Captain, Sourav Ganguly. In this book, he has described various phases of his career during many tournaments he played. Ganguly’s memoir leaves you wanting more. The description of his leadership and performance is an inspiration to read. A well-written book that makes you visualize all the moments happening before your eyes.
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