Rajdeep Sardesai is a consulting editor at the India Today group, and hosts India Today Television. Here he talks about his book Democracy's XI: the story of post-independence cricket through the lives of 11 extraordinary Indian cricketers; from Dilip Sardesai and Tiger Pataudi in the 1950s to MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli today.

I had joined the Times of India in Mumbai in October 1988 and was struggling to find my young feet in the Old Lady of Boribunder. Having returned from Oxford as a law graduate and spent a few eminently forgettable months in the Bombay High Court, I was a disoriented twenty-three-year-old looking at journalism as my window to the wider world. This was the pre-breaking-news television era, and the Times of India moved at the pace of a tortoise with its hind legs tied up.

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