After scoring 1st ever Double Century in a One-Day International
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A special edition new biography of Indian cricketing star Sachin Tendulkar will contain drops of his blood, its publishers have reportedly said.
Costing $75,000 each, 10 copies are being printed containing a signature page mixed with his blood…
With more than 1,500 pictures, the “Tendulkar Opus” biography will weigh 80lb and each of its 852 pages will be edged in gold leaf.
Tendulkar’s career has spanned two decades, during which he has scored more than 30,000 runs and become the only player to have hit a double century in a one-day international.
The 10 special edition copies, which will contain traces of Tendulkar’s blood mixed into the paper pulp for the signature page, have reportedly already been pre-ordered ahead of publication next February.
Carl Fowler, chief executive of the publisher Kraken Opus, told the UK’s Guardian newspaper that their book may not be “everyone’s cup of tea”.
“Some may think it’s a bit weird,” he said. “But the key thing here is that Sachin Tendulkar to millions of people is a religious icon. And we thought how, in a publishing form, can you get as close to your god as possible?”
Kraken is also expected to publish about 1,000 regular copies of the book to be sold for between $2,000 and $3,000.
Wow! I have been a sports fan all my life.
I have autographed photos of the starting 4 of the 1951 Boston Red Sox. I have watched, eaten and slept by the side of the Mulsanne Straight at LeMans. I first attended an Auld Firm Derby in Glasgow in 1971.
But, this is beyond being a fan – for me.