Popular biographies & autobiographies of Indian cricketers

The memoirs and biography of several well-known cricketers have been written after they have retired from competitive cricketing. “Playing it My Way” is the title of Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography, while “Sunny Days” is the title of M.L. Jaisimha’s biography of Sunil Gavaskar, authored by M.L. Jaisimha.

An autobiography is a written account of one’s own life that is authored by the author. A biography, on the other hand, is a written account of someone’s life written by someone else.

The primary motivation for publishing an autobiography or biography is to disseminate information about one’s difficult life to the general public or to one’s fans. Occasionally, the author wishes to make a profit from the sale of his or her books.

In this post, we’ve compiled a collection of some of the most notable biographies and autobiographies of famous cricket players from around the world, which you may read online.

Book Name Based On Author
1.  Cricket Delightful (1967) Mushtaq Ali Mushtaq Ali
2. One More Over (1977) Erapalli Prasanna Erapalli Prasanna
3. Sunny Days (1977) Sunil Gavaskar M.L. Jaisimha
4. Imran (1983)  Imran Khan Imran Khan with Patrick Murphy
5. Beating the Field Brian (1956) Brian Lara Brian Lara
6. Wasim (1998) Wasim Akram Wasim Akram with Patrick Murphy
7. Courtney: Heart of the Lion (1999) Courtney Walsh Courtney Walsh
8. White Lightning Allan Donald (1999) Allan Donald Allan Donald with Patrick Murphy
9. Aravinda: My Autobiography (1999) Aravinda de Silva Aravinda de Silva with Shahriar Khan
10. Sir Vivian: The Definitive Autobiography (2000) Vivian Richards Vivian Richards with Bob Harris
11. Shane Warne: My

Autobiography (2002)

Shane Warne Shane Warne
12. Menace: The Autobiography (2003) Dennis Lillee Dennis Lillee
13. Cutting Edge: My Autobiography (2004) Javed Miandad Javed Miandad
14. Playing with Fire: The Autobiography (2004) Nasser Hussain Nasser Hussain
15. Straight from the Heart  (2004) Kapil Dev Kapil Dev
16. Gazza: The Gary Kirsten Autobiography (2004) Gary Kirsten Gary Kirsten with Neil Manthorp
17. Calling The Shots (2005) Michael Vaughan Michael Vaughan
18. Out of My Comfort Zone (2006) Steve Waugh Steve Waugh
19. The Nice Guy Who Finished First (2006) Rahul Dravid D. Prabhudesai
20. Portrait of a Flawed Genius (2007) Shane Warne Simon Wilde
21. Cricket’s Troubled Genius (2007) Brian Lara Brian Scovell
22. The Definitive Biography (2008) Sachin Tendulkar Vaibhav Purandare
23. Line and Strength (2008) Glenn McGrath Glenn McGrath
24.True Colours (2008) Adam Gilchrist Adam Gilchrist
25. Portrait of a Rebel (2009) Kevin Pietersen Marcus Stead
26. Standing My Ground (2010) Matthew Hayden Matthew Hayden
27. Jack Hobbs: England’s Greatest Cricketer (2011) Jack Hobbs Leo McKinstry
28. Don’s Century (2011) Don Bradman Indra Vikram Singh
29. Controversially Yours (2011) Shoaib Akhtar Shoaib Akhtar
30. To The Point (2011) Herschelle Gibbs Herschelle Gibbs with Steve Smith
31. Brett Lee: My Life (2011) Brett Lee Brett Lee, James Knight
32. The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back (2012) Yuvraj Singh Yuvraj Singh
33. Ponting: At the Close of Play (2013) Ricky Ponting Ricky Ponting
34. Playing It My Way (2014) Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar with Boria Majumda
35. AB de Villiers – The Autobiography (2016) AB de Villiers AB de Villiers
36. Driven: The Virat Kohli Story (2016)  Virat Kohli Vijay Lokapally
37. The Journey (2017) Steve Smith Steve Smith
38. A Century Is Not Enough (2018) Sourav Ganguly Sourav Ganguly with Gautam Bhattacharya
39.  No Spin: My Autobiography (2018) Shane Warne Shane Warne
40. Moeen (2018) Moeen Ali Moeen Ali with Mihir Bose
41. 281 and Beyond (2018) VVS Laxman VVS Laxman with R Kaushik