Book review -An Inspirational Biolgraphy Saina Nehwal by T S Sudhir

T S Sudhir has made a genuine attempt to portray Saina as one of the most likely sportsperson from India to win the Olympic gold. In an attempt to release the book in the same month as the Olympics began, the book has at least three editing errors, which I spotted while reading.

The book is 80 per cent Saina, of which at least 5 percent is about her scores in various tournaments. The remaining 20 per cent is about Pulella Gopichand-the coach, the game in general and the Chinese opponents.

The writing style of the book reflects the journalist's hand; for most of it is in 'quotes'. Certain chapters, especially the 'Brand Saina Nehwal' is like a news-feature story with a peg, Saina and her family's comments, her coach's comments and those from the industry experts.

Ignoring a couple of errors and the poor editing, the book is a satisfactory experience for to-be-Saina fans like me who get a fair understanding of her personal life, the game and why London 2012 Olympics is so big for her and the country. It is a must read for aspiring sportsmen to understand the dedication required to achieve the feat.


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