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Soumya Bhattacharya knows this: he has a steady job, a loving wife, a daughter he dotes on. But most of all he has cricket. Or perhaps more accurately: cricket has him. Ever since he can remember, he's loved the game.
In this sparkling memoir of a lifetime spent in the company of eleven men, a green field and a billion other worshippers, Soumya Bhattacharya gives us a guided tour of the soul of a cricket obsessive.
Part reportage, part travelogue, part cultural politics, You Must Like Cricket explores the joys and the lows (mostly the lows) of a thirty-year love affair, and how one game has become so closely tied to the Indian nation's identity,