TITLE: Caption Khadoos
Genre: Fiction/ Sports Fiction
Indian cricket is in doldrums. Cricket is no longer the most popular sport in India. Badminton, wrestling, football and boxing have taken the imagination of the youth of the country after India’s spectacular performance at the 2024 Paris Olympics where she won 15 medals.
Cricketers are no longer the celebrities they had been once. With many crucial foreign tours slated for the coming years, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) has a decision to make.
Who will captain the Indian cricket team?
They turn to Suraj Bhatkal, a man who had been away from the game for nearly two years – due to reasons only he knew of.
Will this man, beleaguered by his own demons, be able to lead the team to glory? Or will the strains of captaincy break him?
“Do you know what bravery is? It’s the ability to conquer your fear”
This is a fiction of a boy called Suraj Bhatkal who is born a player and he realizes that erratically one day.
Life takes it’s turning and he is chosen to play for Indian Cricket team. But he leaves behind the game unexpectedly.
🌊🌊 It is then when he meets Aditi and life alters completely and he steps back into the game and at the time of the confrontation he is made the captain of the team and he steers the team to many accomplishments but soon his temperament changes entirely which is beyond anybody’s capacity to believe.
What all phases he overcomes during his entire journey as a player and a leader is for you to read out yourself.
🌬️I found the story to be very modest and easy. The writing technique was understandable.
I felt it is a decent book for cricket fans because they would be able to relate with the vocabularies and the scene elaborated well in the book.
Only that I felt the story could have had some curls, it would have been more pleasant.
The best part of the book was that it talks about an important problem of depression and how anybody can reach into its grip and speaking about it becomes hard sometimes.
I would say it was across-the-board a quick and soft reading.💁♀️
A full-time Finance Professional, Arjun Hemmady has been interested in writing since an early age. He has written various articles on topics such as driving and sports and the current socio-political scenario in India. The next step in his literary journey was definitely then to write a novel. He published his first novel at the age of 26, titled “You Raise Me Up” in November 2015. When not working, Arjun likes to cook, read, drive and watch movies and sports
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