Pradeep Mandhani started his career in cricket photography in 1982 and has been with his camera at more than 1, 000 one-day internationals and 120 test matches across the world. Having covered 38 matches at World Cup 2003 – his fifth edition of cricket's biggest show – he now presents an exclusive selection of photos showcasing them all. Each photograph has an interesting story to tell of its own. His photographs have been published in newspapers and magazines in India and abroad. An exclusive book of his photos, World '99 Cup Frozen was published in 1999. His pictures have also been the highlight of Kapil Dev's Triumph of the Spirit and Mark Mascarenhas' Independence Cup and My World Cup. His picture of Jonty Rhodes won him the Fujifilm Best Photograph Award at the World Cup 1996. Leading camera maker, Canon, honoured him as India's Best Sports Photographer 1998.
A PICTORIAL TRIBUTE TO WORLD CUP
This book contains some of the most memorable cricketing moments in World Cup history – from 1987, when Australia, the only team to claim the title three times, won its maiden crown, right up to 2003, when the Australians took the Cup again. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Nowhere is it truer than in this book, which is in essence a pictorial tribute to the World Cup. The images, taken by Pradeep Mandhani, one of the most talented and respected photographers of the game, capture the action, the mood, the atmosphere of the moment perfectly. Frozen takes the reader on a nostalgic journey through some of cricket’s defining moments in the World Cup. Whether it is the grace of a master batsman as he caresses the ball to the covers, the balance and brilliance of a bowler bowling the perfect delivery, the near-impossible catch that turned a match around, the crowds of fans and spectators who lend magic to the whole atmosphere, the photographs say it all. The book takes the reader through the highs and lows of the game as it captures a team’s unbridled joy at winning a match and the all-pervasive gloom that accompanies every big loss. The book, with more than 800 classic photographs, each telling its own story, is a must for every cricket enthusiast.
Publisher: IMAGE CREATOR INDIA