Mihir is an award-winning journalist who has written and broadcast for all the major UK media outlets. He has also authored more than 30 books. His latest book is The Nine Waves: The Extraordinary Story of Indian Cricket. Other books range from biographies and histories, to sport and business. His book Silver: The Spy who Fooled the Nazis, the Most Remarkable Spy of the Second World War which is now being made into a film.
He is also the author of Bollywood, the only narrative history of India’s film industry. His books on sport include The History of Indian Cricket; The Spirit of the Game: How Sport Made the Modern World; Game Changer: how the English Premier League Came to Dominate the World; False Messiah: the Life and Times of Terry Venables; and Manchester Disunited: Trouble and
Takeover at the World’s Richest Football Club. He started as a journalist at LBC in 1974. He was the BBC’s first Sports Editor. He worked for the Daily Telegraph for 12 years as the Chief Sports News Correspondent, creating an innovative weekly column, Inside Sport. He joined the Daily Telegraph from the Sunday Times where he worked for more than 20 years. Today he is a regular columnist and broadcaster. Mihir has won several awards: Best Regular Columnist for his business journalism, the Cricket Society Silver Jubilee Literary Award, Sports Story of the Year, Sports News Reporter of the Year and two lifetime achievement awards.
Mihir was born in Kolkata just as India was becoming independent in 1947. He grew up in Mumbai which he considers his home town and was a schoolmate of the Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar. He arrived in England in 1969 to study engineering at Loughborough University and qualified as a chartered accountant before turning to his first love, journalism. In 2012
Loughborough University awarded him an honorary doctorate for his contribution to journalism and the promotion of equality.
It’s the biggest summer of cricket here in decades. England and Wales are hosting the World Cup and England have been tipped by some as favourites to win. Then comes the Ashes here with the return of the Australian players banned after the ball tampering scandal. Two of our best known cricket writers will talk […]