A new book on the inspirational story of Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, India’s youngest basketball crew captain, will hit the stands on August 29, the National Sports Day, introduced publishing home Bluerose. The book, titled “Vishesh: Code To Win”, narrates the mindset of a basketball player in a cricket-dominated nation and brings to gentle his strenuous journey of turning into the captain towards all odds. It is written by sportswoman-turned-author Nirupama Yadav. The-29 year-old Bhriguvanshi hails from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi and has been taking part in for India since 2007. He was first awarded the captainship of the Indian crew in 2010.
During his career of over 15 years now, he has represented India at varied championships — Asian Games (2), Asian Championships (5), Beach Asian Games (3), Indoor Asian Games (2), South Asian Games (2) and South Asian Championships (7).
In 2017 Bhriguvanshi grew to become the primary Indian to be signed by Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL). He was set to coach with the Adelaide 36ers, nevertheless, destiny had totally different plans because the ahead sustained a knee damage.
“Cricket is more popular and that’s where the youngsters want to go. Therefore, through the biography and the inspirational journey of Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, I want to reach out to more youths in India and make them aware about basketball.
“There are many more games other than cricket which are played in our country. I intend to write more such books on other games to spread the awareness among Indian youth,” stated the writer. According to the publishers, the target of the book can be to encourage the sports activities trade to focus additional on growing games in India similar to cricket in order that the players get their due recognition.
“The 130-page biography is written in a story format along with the learnings. At times, the readers will feel that Vishesh is directly talking to them as a mentor. It steers readers on developing a mindset along with the skill set in basketball. The book also includes the selection procedure in Indian basketball team and a note from the man, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, himself,” they added.