Soumya Bhattacharya’s first book, You Must Like Cricket? Memoirs of an Indian Cricket Fan, was published by Yellow Jersey in 2006. It was one of the Books of the Year for the Observer Sport Monthly. Bhattacharya’s writing has been published in the New York Times, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Guardian, the Observer and the Independent. He lives with his wife and daughter in Mumbai, where he is an editor with the Hindustan Times. ‘If I Could Tell You’ is an excerpt from a novel in progress.