When you say ‘cricket’ in India, there’s a sense of euphoria and loyalty that permeates the atmosphere, along with a brightening of the eyes. This sport affects so many people and shapes their lives into what they finally turn out that it simply becomes a part of them. They could go on and on for ages expounding knowledge about the sport, analyzing it, and playing it with a zeal that becomes so hard to find most times. And Life in the Sunshine: Autobiography of an Unknown Cricketer is the story of three such people: Sat, Sam, and Trib, called the Triple Sundae.
The author of The Diamond Heist, Sai Daksh Shetty, was 11 when he wrote the book. What can I say except that I remember writing poems at that age, extremely embarrassed to show it to anyone and extremely angry when someone read it? Getting a story out at that age needs courage, because there’s so much to learn yet, but you have a milestone to remember that will shape your future for you. Maybe not in concrete, but the way your mind thinks and your personality.