A cricketing romp through Pakistan In early 2004, the Indian cricket team set out for Pakistan. Pundits describes the subsequent tour, detailing the matches, the moods, the games and the players. More than merely that, though, it is also a book about the first major sporting encounter between India and Pakistan in 15 years - a period in which the two countries had fought one war and come close to another. What emerges is a fascinating contemporary account of a beautiful game in its most crucial setting, captured through the eyes of a young Indian discovering Pakistan.
Rahul Bhattacharya was born in 1979 and began writing on cricket in 2000. He lives in Bombay, where he is contributing editor at Wisden Asia Cricket. He covered this tour for the Guardian and Wisden.