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First Selection

Here is a Biblio exclusive—the first peek at Aravind Adiga’s new book, Selection Day. Adiga has been working on the book for a few years now and it’s the story of a young boy, Manjunath Kumar, a cricket prodigy from a gritty background, who goes on to achieve glory, greatness and defeat. Like cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Manju too achieves his street cred playing at Bombay’s Shivaji Park and there is a sequence in which Manju bowls to Sachin, who is impressed by the youngster. But like any Adiga book, this one too will magnify the underbelly of Mumbai and its cricketing world. Adiga is said to be still working on the final proof and the book is likely to come out next year.

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