Thursday, February 7, 2019

Winning Like Yuvraj: Think & Succeed Like Singh - A Book Review

There are some stalwarts which are associated with our memories because they are part of those moments that we cherish dearly. Yuvraj Singh & Mohammad Kaif entered Indian Cricket team when I was a fan of Cricket. That read (2001-2006) was the era when Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid & Laxman were the backbone of the Indian Cricket team. Yuvraj with his style of cricketing had taken place in my heart. Though I left the following cricket then after (except occasional WC finals / T20 finals), Yuvi's matches always kept in my heart. Last month I saw this sweet little book on Yuvi and we didn't waste a moment to think whether go for it and here we are discussing a book based on Yuvaraj Singh a real-life fighter.

Book Blurb
There are many achievers and great sportspersons whose lives have inspired millions, but India’s star cricketer Yuvraj Singh is special among them. How many sportspersons have achieved so much despite facing mountainous challenges? Yuvraj grew up in a broken family, suffered from critical illness twice, had frequent injuries, break-ups and worst of all–-was diagnosed with cancer at the peak of his career in 2011. Anyone else would have buckled under the onslaught of afflictions, but not Yuvi. He emerged a winner each time and his list of achievements speaks for itself. His impressive record in cricket and his personal achievements are truly inspirational even to accomplished individuals.
So what makes Yuvi this special? What can one learn from his life, struggle and his success? Winning Like Yuvraj offers insight into the qualities of Yuvi’s life that make him a winner amidst adversities. It offers a peek into Yuvi’s personal and professional life to learn important lessons for achieving momentous success the way he did.
The book promises not only to inspire, but also show the readers how to nurture winning qualities the way Yuvraj did. Readers of all ages, but more importantly the youth who are studying or in the earlier phases of their careers, will find this book very useful towards achieving higher goals in their lives.
I was surprised once I started reading the book, the author has done an amalgamation of Yuvi's life records along with self-help. I was under impression that book would be a biography, but the author has proved me wrong by converting star's life into a motivational guide for others. The book is divided into 7 different chapters, each chapter starts with struggle/achievements of Yuvi. Then focusing on his strength/values that made him or let him fight his war. Last part of these chapters is self-help material discussion how we can apply similar values or discipline in our life. In short, content justify the title "Winning Like Yuvaraj"

Good points about the book
  • Easy to follow language usage
  • Short & Sweet in content
  • Self-help needs examples which are ample in form of Yuvi's life incidents
  • Ideal for beginners at the same time equally good for regular readers
  • Serious topics discussed in a light tone
Overall a good pick if you would like to read a short, informative, inspirational self-help book. A must-have for cricket fans and sports buff.

  1. Cover - 4.5/5
  2. Concept - 4/5
  3. Content - 3.5/5
  4. Overall - 4/5
Book can be found at Amazon & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads


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