The release of “I Have the Streets: A Kutti Cricket Story” by R. Ashwin and Sidharth Monga

I Have the Streets

Ravichandran Ashwin, arguably India’s greatest match-winner in Test cricket, is celebrated for his remarkable achievements, including being the fastest to reach 300 Test wickets. A crucial member of the 2011 World Cup-winning team, Ashwin has also claimed two Indian Premier League titles and a Champions League T20 trophy. Known for his skill as a feisty offspinner and his competence as a batter, Ashwin’s story extends beyond the cricket field.

I Have the Streets” offers a nuanced and candid portrait of Ashwin’s life before he became a cricket star. The book delves into his childhood struggles with health issues, the relentless support of his middle-class family, and the joy of growing up in a cricket-obsessed neighbourhood. This inspiring narrative reveals how a champion sportsman views the world and what drives him both on and off the field.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the book, R. Ashwin said, “I am very pleased to share my story on the making of a cricketer. Through this book, I hope to inspire many aspiring cricketers.”

Co-author Sidharth Monga added, “I have enjoyed every minute of working on this book with Ashwin. The stories of how it all began, the unique experiences, and the techniques he uses all make their way into this narrative. We are both delighted that it’s being shared with everyone today.”

Milee Ashwarya, Publisher of the Adult Publishing Group at Penguin Random House India, commented, “This unique book about pursuing your dreams and the life and struggles of a cricketer will keep readers hooked till the end. I congratulate Ashwin and Sidharth on the publication of the book and welcome them to Penguin Random House India. This is a must-read.”

About the Authors

R. ASHWIN is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket and Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.

SIDHARTH MONGA is a cricket writer based in Goa who writes for ESPNcricinfo. In his fantasy world, he is a sitcom screenplay writer, a wrestling booker, and a chef, but his attempts translate poorly in reality, except for his desi cooking.

I Have the Streets: A Kutti Cricket Story” is set to inspire and captivate cricket fans and readers with its heartfelt and motivational narrative.

Title: ‘I Have the Streets’

Author: R. Ashwin and Sidharth Monga

Available: Amazon

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