Says Dr. Vijay Mallya, Chairman, The UB Group, "Anil's eye for detail, grit and meticulous
planning have led him to take on any challenges be it on-field or off it. Wide Angle is a precious coming together of this unique game changing ability. We are proud of his leadership for Royal Challengers. It is Anil's mentorship and experience that makes Royal Challengers one of the most sought after teams by the IPL fans. It is an honor to be present at this glorious occasion alongside one of the greatest achievers in the world of cricket."
Releasing the book at an elegant ceremony held at Hotel Gardenia in Bangalore, Shane Warne, the
Australian legend recalled his long association with Kumble. "He is a rare combination of a gentleman and a fierce competitor and one of the jewels of the sport," he said.
With a Canon camera in hand, Kumble began to paint pictures as a teenager to stop a "good moment from running away". Wide Angle is a repository of memories, intense, casual, and celebratory. Mr. Alok Bharadwaj, Sr. Vice President - Canon India said, "we are proud to participate in a living legend's memorable journey. Kumble has shot most of his pictures with his Canon - cameras that don't just take pictures, but create memories."
The book is being printed and distributed by India's premier online Digital Photography company Canvera who have won many awards for the quality of their coffee-table-books. Canvera has built a full ecommerce site that will allow cricket lovers around the globe to preview and buy the book.
The final word must go to Anil Kumble himself: "This book will give you some insight into what happens in a cricketer's life outside of the game itself."
The book, produced and marketed by TENVIC (A Division of Anil Kumble Sports Pvt. Ltd.); is priced at Rs. 5,900/- and is available for purchase exclusively on http://wideangle.canvera.com