After an astonishing 2009, Virender Sehwag has been named by England’s The Daily Telegraph as ‘the player of the decade’. Open talks to the Nawab of Najafgarh about his plans, and finds that this man does not even know how to think small.
Blood on his face, a fresh-faced boy on the vicious pitches of Pakistan signalled his arrival with two squeaky words, ‘Main khelega’. He stood and he’s still standing. Tall. A paean to the man who epitomises national pride
Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press