Nikhil D. Samant is a Chartered Accountant by profession, running his business in Pune. Fascinated by the art of storytelling, his writing quest began in a usual way; essay writing competitions. Years later, he found his passion again when he chanced upon a pan-India contest WRITE INDIA.
He participated in the WRITE INDIA CONTEST conducted by Times Group which was a short story contest based on the prompts given by India’s 11 prominent authors who then picked 3 stories each. His story titled Sometimes Love Is Not Enough was selected by Mr. Ravinder Singh and it was published by Times Group in its anthology WRITE INDIA STORIES. In WRITE INDIA Season 2, another of his stories has been selected by Mr. Anand Neelakantan in the TOP 50.
This led him to complete his first Non-Fiction manuscript titled It Wasn’t a Waste of Time – The Story of the Most Important Decade in Indian Cricket.
As all Indians, He is a huge fan of the game of cricket. Six years ago, He appeared for an Umpiring examination conducted by Maharashtra Cricket Association and cleared it. Then again a couple of years ago, He cleared LEVEL-1 and LEVEL-1 Refresher examinations conducted by the BCCI. His passion and need to be associated with the game have culminated in this manuscript. This book is his tribute to Indian Cricket and all the players who have had the privilege to wear the Indian cap.