7th April’ 2018, Kolkata: Boria Majumdar, scholar and journalist and co-founder of the Fanatic Sports Museum, launched his latest book “Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians: The On and Off the Field Story of Cricket in India and Beyond” on Saturday, 7th April, 2018 at ITC Sonar, Kolkata. The book has been published bySimon & Schuster, India.
The book was formally unveiled by Indian cricket captain and arguably the world’s best batsman at the moment, Virat Kohli and legendary former captain of IndiaSourav Ganguly. The launch also witnessed a crisp cricket adda between it the author and the two cricket legends, which threw up several unknown stories of the Indian game.
The launch was supported by Fanatic Sports, India’s premier sports tourism and experiential company. Speaking on the occasion, Present at the launch the founder of Fanatic Sports, Raghav Gupta said, “Boria is a remarkable sport’s scholar and journalist. Today on the launch of his latest book, I just want to wish him good luck. I look forward to reading the book.”
Speaking on the occasion, Indian Cricket Captain, Virat Kohli, commented “Firstly I would like to thank Mr. Boria for inviting me on the launch of Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians. As Dada mentioned, though the Book may be thick but is a detailed explanation of Indian Cricket history, as one should always know. I am sure that everyone who is reading this book will have an illuminative read.”
Congratulating Boria on his book launch Sourav Ganguly stirred up the discussion in a classic Dada style by elaborating on the 2002 shirt waving episode at the Lords Stadium and said, “I was elated with win and dragged Harbajan along in my celebration. Mean while I am sure, I will be there and you all keep the cameras ready, Virat will be the next captain waving his jersey at the Oxford Street for the 2019 ODI World Cup.”
And the last words were left to Boria who said, “The Main highlights of the event were Virat and Sourav, without whom this Launch wouldn’t have been possible. Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians is a documentation of Indian Cricket History by a fan for all the fans.”