Cricket, fame, money, and controversies – These four words go along a long way. It has been ages since the cricketers are the highest paid sportspersons and ironically the most corrupted. Beyond the glamour and money, there are lives at stake. The once heartthrobs would shrink into oblivion and that is the heard truth of cricket. As high as you fly, the landing would be equally deep. Hence a book about match-fixing and corruption in cricket, the masses would swoon over it. That is the USP of Fixer.
Fixer is the story of an ex-cricketer Neil Upadhyay who ruled cricket once. Put down by the accusations of nepotism, he slowly pulls himself away from the limelight. The upsurge of ICCL gives him a ray of hope because his family owns a team. He kindles the dream of becoming a Head coach. But his cousin Akash who is the majority stakeholder of the firm loathes him and appoints a South African ex-cricketer Pat as the coach. With pain, Neil realizes that Pat’s interests never lies in alignment with that of the team. The team is pushed towards failure after failure. To add fire to the misery or as the sliver of hope, he reunites with his ex flameKanishka. With helplessness and despair, he continues as the assistant coach till a piece of invaluable information falls in his hands. It changes his life forever and before he realizes his life is in a whirlpool. How he deals with the complexities in his life is the crux of the story.
The plot has everything for a cricketer as well as a drama lover. This book is quintessential movie material.