Driven: The Virat Kohli Story (2020)

Driven: The Virat Kohli Story Vijay Lokapally Driven The Virat Kohli Story But even defied figures have to begin somewhere His family didn t always have it good His father a criminal lawyer succumbed to a celebral stroke when Virat was very young depriving him of someone
  • Title: Driven: The Virat Kohli Story
  • Author: Vijay Lokapally
  • ISBN: 9789385936265
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
Driven: The Virat Kohli Story Vijay Lokapally But even defied figures have to begin somewhere His family didn t always have it good His father, a criminal lawyer, succumbed to a celebral stroke when Virat was very young, depriving him of someone he calls his biggest support both on and off the field The son paid his tribute to Prem Kohli in a way the older man himself would have applauded Virat Kohli returned toBut even defied figures have to begin somewhere His family didn t always have it good His father, a criminal lawyer, succumbed to a celebral stroke when Virat was very young, depriving him of someone he calls his biggest support both on and off the field The son paid his tribute to Prem Kohli in a way the older man himself would have applauded Virat Kohli returned to the field to continue an innings a few hours after he lost him He was the one who drove me to practice every day, the captain of the Indian cricket team recalls with his characteristic humility and grace Widely read sports journalist Vijay Lokapally goes on to record happier times on the journey of Virat s rapid rise to international stardom, an account punctuated by little known stories by his fellow players, coaches and intimates At 28, he has already been the recipient of countless accolades not the least of them being the Arjuna Award and the title of BCCI s International Cricketer of the Year for the 2011 12 and 2014 15 seasons He was the ICC s ODI Player of the Year as early as in 2012 On a commercial note, British journal SportsPro pronounced him the second most marketable athlete in the world just two years later But for the Run Machine, it s not about the money or fame or the roar of the crowds or that women of all ages vie for the wide eyed attention of his extraordinary gaze Few incidences have been reported of his open hearted altruism, his numerous charities for under privileged children and his sheer pluck when the odds are against him But what has not escaped the public eye is how this wizard of the willow and wicket wears his heavy mantle with such insouciant ease.
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  1. Ishan Mahajan

    I am an unabashed fan of Virat Kohli and that is what drove me to pick up this biography of his A lot of people, including me, would believe that the time is not ripe for an ode to Kohli, however special a talent he may be And this book does nothing to prove them wrong Driven is a product of the book making industry s desire of cashing on the immense popularity that Virat enjoys at the moment The author, Vijay Lokapally, knowing the fickle nature of form and adulation in the game of cricket, per [...]

  2. Ayushi Pandey

    An awe inspiring book of an iconic Indian who is sure to become a legend someday our own Virat Kohli An epitome of hardwork, perseverance and dedication One of the swashbucklers of the modern day era He is inspiring, he is Virat

  3. Prakhar Sachdeo

    There is a little that the reader of the book will savour The book lacks the very thing that Virat is popular for , Passion Book is merely re construction of past events in Kohli s life.The events too are spread across the book like pieces of jigsaw puzzle Sports biographies are meant to evoke emotion and instill confidence in its readers This book on the contrary is bland Author could have put in efforts in giving insights into significant aspects of the player s career like the first 50 ,firs [...]

  4. Saurabh Chaudhry

    I have always cherished reading Auto Biographies This one too has made me feel great about getting to know so many things about Virat Kohli I admire him even It is great that such books exists that act as a window for us to peep into the world of the people we love so much I don t believe that disciplined people like Virat Kohli are just born with the qualities that they have They sure do but for those who don t can still set Goals and achieve them and gain such qualities.Virat just like most o [...]

  5. Kaustubh Dudhane

    Disappointing I was quite excited about reading Virat Kohli s biography and that too by a respected journalist I did not get much insight apart what was available in public domain like press conferences, interviews and commercial shows The author had done good literature review but lacked in primary research Moreover, editing could have been better E.g There were only four Tests in Australia tour in 2014 15 not five The stories in fact droning match reports also get repeated again and again I fi [...]

  6. Chintan Apte

    The book becomes repetitive in flow after few chapters.Also, the books quite jumbles from one period to the another without any coherence to that.The book can be finished in a few hours , so its very lucid to the readers.I was expecting from the book in terms of the content , some incidents which helped shape his character rather than the repetition of the stats already available on the net.

  7. Sibi Kumar

    The best part of the book is that it delves into the work ethic of Kohli and how he has constantly striven to improve himself as a better player.

  8. Akshita Pandey

    I was bewitched by the way Vijay Lokapally wrote He gave a brief but sufficient explanation about the upcoming star of cricket, Virat Kohli Very well written book

  9. Subhadeep Bhattacharyya

    This is an encomium.It starts off praising Virat Kohli for being a high spirited youngster at the age of 10 and goes on in the same tone voicing praises out of every situation the aced cricketer has ever been in.There is hardly a proper chronology in the description of the life events Presence of minimal unknown facts also makes it evident that probably it is too early to write a biography on Virat Kohli Quoting modern day greats to Virat s Instagram posts , this book could have focused on thing [...]

  10. Atreya Das

    Well written by the author He did a good job composing this piece of work The only drawback that i felt was that, most of the facts were well known about kohli There were things those were unique at times Overall, it was fun reading the whole of it just because of the fact that I m a huge Kohli fan I idolise him as an ambassador of the modern game and so anxious to read about his life I must say that I m almost satisfied.

  11. Vishaal

    Not thoroughly detailed nor does it dig out stuff about Virat Kohli that s hidden to the world But it s a breezy read for a fan, and one that highlights Kohli s incredible dedication and hardwork A bigger peek into Kohli s life outside cricket would have added great value, but for a book you could finish in one sitting, it offers just about enough to keep you going.

  12. Maak Desai

    Nicely presented the story of the latest The Man of world cricket, but it sounds too premature to read after just 50% of the career gone by Virat will surely have much much to tell the world wonce he calls it a day till then this book can be referred as an introduction to Virat s career.

  13. Dhyey Soni

    I am really at loss of words to describe this meticulously constructed book by vijay lokapally that lets us know every aspect of vk s life we can learn and inspire from Yes he is a delight to watch on the field but how he reached there is a matter to emphasize on by the youth The third chapter of the book boy to man is the one that will have a impact on you the most.

  14. Rakesh

    Well written, editing could have been better though.A good read for any cricket lover of modern times Goes to show the fierce determination and dedication that Virat is made up of Talent is one thing, but of no use if not guided in right direction at crucial times

  15. Varusha Khare

    It s such a good book I really liked Virat as a player but after reading this book I love him as a player and as a person It s not just based on his love story or success but his struggles as well This book clearly depicts the formation of the samosa loving teen to a strick diet following man This book is not some fan fiction fantasy but a success story Thank you so much Mr Lokapally for such an amazing and well written book

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