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List of Biographies and Autobiographies of famous Cricketers


There are many famous cricketers have written their autobiography and biograpy after their retirement from the cricket. The name of autobiography of Sachin Tendulkar is “Playing it My Way” while the biography (Sunny Days) of Sunil Gavaskar is written by the M.L. Jaisimha 

An autobiography is a self-written description of the life of oneself. While biography is an account of someone’s life written by someone else.

The basic reason behind the writing a autobiography or biography is to disperse the struggled life to the general public or the fans. Sometime the author want to earn money through these books.

In this article we have complied the list of some important biographies and Autobiographies of the famous cricket players throughout the world.

Book NameBased OnAuthor
1.  Cricket Delightful (1967)Mushtaq AliMushtaq Ali
2. One More Over (1977)Erapalli PrasannaErapalli Prasanna
3. Sunny Days (1977)Sunil GavaskarM.L. Jaisimha
4. Imran (1983) Imran KhanImran Khan with Patrick Murphy
5. Beating the Field Brian (1956)Brian LaraBrian Lara
6. Wasim (1998)Wasim AkramWasim Akram with Patrick Murphy
7. Courtney: Heart of the Lion (1999)Courtney WalshCourtney Walsh
8. White Lightning Allan Donald (1999)Allan DonaldAllan Donald with Patrick Murphy
9. Aravinda: My Autobiography (1999)Aravinda de SilvaAravinda de Silva with Shahriar Khan
10. Sir Vivian: The Definitive Autobiography (2000)Vivian RichardsVivian Richards with Bob Harris
11. Shane Warne: MyAutobiography (2002)Shane WarneShane Warne
12. Menace: The Autobiography (2003)Dennis LilleeDennis Lillee
13. Cutting Edge: My Autobiography (2004)Javed MiandadJaved Miandad
14. Playing with Fire: The Autobiography (2004)Nasser HussainNasser Hussain
15. Straight from the Heart  (2004)Kapil DevKapil Dev
16. Gazza: The Gary Kirsten Autobiography (2004)Gary KirstenGary Kirsten with Neil Manthorp
17. Calling The Shots (2005)Michael VaughanMichael Vaughan
18. Out of My Comfort Zone (2006)Steve WaughSteve Waugh
19. The Nice Guy Who Finished First (2006)Rahul DravidD. Prabhudesai
20. Portrait of a Flawed Genius (2007)Shane WarneSimon Wilde
21. Cricket’s Troubled Genius (2007)  Brian LaraBrian Scovell
22. The Definitive Biography (2008)  Sachin TendulkarVaibhav Purandare
23. Line and Strength (2008)Glenn McGrathGlenn McGrath
24.True Colours (2008)Adam GilchristAdam Gilchrist
25. Portrait of a Rebel (2009)Kevin PietersenMarcus Stead
26. Standing My Ground (2010)Matthew HaydenMatthew Hayden
27. Jack Hobbs: England’s Greatest Cricketer (2011)Jack HobbsLeo McKinstry
28. Don’s Century (2011)Don BradmanIndra Vikram Singh
29. Controversially Yours (2011)Shoaib AkhtarShoaib Akhtar
30. To The Point (2011)Herschelle GibbsHerschelle Gibbs with Steve Smith
31. Brett Lee: My Life (2011)Brett LeeBrett Lee, James Knight
32. The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back (2012)Yuvraj SinghYuvraj Singh
33. Ponting: At the Close of Play (2013)Ricky PontingRicky Ponting
34. Playing It My Way (2014)Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar with Boria Majumda
35. AB de Villiers – The Autobiography (2016)AB de VilliersAB de Villiers
36. Driven: The Virat Kohli Story (2016) Virat KohliVijay Lokapally
37. The Journey (2017)Steve SmithSteve Smith
38. A Century Is Not Enough (2018)Sourav GangulySourav Ganguly with Gautam Bhattacharya
39.  No Spin: My Autobiography (2018)Shane WarneShane Warne
40. Moeen (2018)Moeen AliMoeen Ali with Mihir Bose
41. 281 and Beyond (2018)VVS LaxmanVVS Laxman with R Kaushik

So this was the list of biographies and Autobiographies of some great cricketers of the world. But unfortunately the price  of most of these books is too much high and another setback is that these books are written in English language so the reach of these books is limited to very few people.

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