Sport autobiographies provide us a glimpse into the life of the sporting icons of our country. We get to know the intricate details about their lives, how they trained, how difficult it is to sacrifice the things they want for their love of the sport. Recently, Sania Mirza launched her autobiography, taking a cue from that we look at the top Indian sport autobiographies.
Milkha Singh : Race of my Life
Milkha Singh, the legend of Indian athletics needs to introduction.
The glory he brought to Indian athletics and the Olympics association of India cannot be measured through any parameter. The book has been adopted into the movie “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, but as we all know, almost no movie is better than the book it is based on.
The book ‘Race of my life’, was first published in 2013, and is a fluent read. The book doesn’t have a dreamy eyed story with fancy incidents, but eloquently elaborates the struggle which Milkha Singh had to endure throughout his life.
He had to first deal with the partition of India & Pakistan due to which, he had to spend several years of his life in refugee camps with her sister. He pinpoints the details about his struggle during those days and how he wanted to join the Indian army which took him 4 attempts to get in.
The book also shows how tough human mind is and how mental strength, single focus & determination can turn the horrors of your life and can in turn be converted into your strength to achieve your goals and dreams.
The book is a must read for not only a sports fan, but also to all the Indians. This is an emotional read which will leave you with high impact.