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Kapil Dev Launches 'Numbers Do Lie: 61 Hidden Cricket Stories' A Book That Will Change Your View On Cricket Forever

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| February 15 , 2017 , 14:59 IST
[caption id="attachment_246154" align="aligncenter" width="700"]'Numbers Do Lie: 61 Hidden Cricket Stories' Book Launch 'Numbers Do Lie: 61 Hidden Cricket Stories' Book Launch[/caption] Did you know that Sachin Tendulkar is not India's number 1 batsman? Or that there is a forgotten hero from 1983 World Cup? A new book on interesting cricket facts based on solid statistics 'Numbers Do Lie: 61 Hidden Cricket Stories' was launched by Kapil Dev on Tuesday at the Indian International Centre which has facts about cricket that even the biggest cricket fan might not know. Written by former test cricketer, writer and commentator Aakash Chopra, the book has been written along with Impact Index statistical system so that all the stories are fact based and backed by statistics. ALSO READ: Some Lodha Committee Recommendations Are Too Harsh , Says Kapil Dev In easy-to-understand everyday language the book has unearthed surprising and sensational facts. For example, Rahul Dravid is India's greatest Test batsman, Virender Sehwag had a problem with expectation and Virat Kohli did something in the 2011 World Cup that no one remembers him for now. ALSO READ: The Wire: Why is cricket more popular than other sports in India? The author Aakash Chopra, described the book, saying “Impact Index’s findings may not be the last word in cricket but they are certainly thought-provoking. They turn all conventional assumptions about numbers, and their role in conversations on the game, on their head. I participate in this project as a neutral observer – one who is both impressed and intrigued." Impact Index is a statistical system that examines every performance in a cricket match and series context. The book combines 7 years of Impact Index's work resulting in a book backed by statistical facts.