PUNE, 27 OCTOBER, 2018: President and Co-founder of Global Schools Foundation Mr Chandrakant Borde's biography ‘Panther’s Paces’ was unveiled by Little Master Sunil Gavaskar on Friday at Pune club.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Gavaskar called Mr Borde an 'astute cricketer' and a soft-spoken gentleman whose audacious batting would light up a stadium.
The book, written by well-known journalist Mohan Sinha, was released by Anubandh Prakashan at the club in front of the Chandu Borde Pavilion.
The book takes the reader through the illustrious cricketing journey of the legendary Mr Borde who served the Indian team from 1958 to 1970. With an aggregate score of 12,805 runs in Ranji Trophy and 3,061 runs in Test cricket, Mr Borde - an erstwhile captain of the Indian team - has also served as chairman of the National Selection Committee and as the manager of the Indian Cricket Team.
Mr Borde is the recipient of the Padma Shri in 1969, Arjuna Award in 1966, as well as India's third highest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan in 2002.
Under his mentorship, Global Indian International School launched the Chandu Borde Global Cricket Academy (CBGCA) in many of its schools around the world, to train young talent in the sport. Mr Borde has introduced many cricketing greats in Indian national team including Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh.
The cricket academy is an initiative as part of GIIS' pedagogical approach towards holistic education. The first CBGCA was launched on December 15, 2012 at GIIS Indore Campus in India, which has been replicated in other geographies since. CBGCA training is facilitated by professional coaches, and conducted on customised pitches for intensive practice sessions.