R. KAUSHIK has been a cricket writer for over three decades. Since starting his career with Newstime in Hyderabad, he has worked with Deccan Herald and Wisden India and has reported on more than 100 Test matches. Apart from assisting V.V.S. Laxman with ‘281 and Beyond’, he is the co-author of Gundappa Vishwanath’s autobiography ‘Wrist Assured’ and former India bowling coach R Sridhar’s book ‘Coaching Beyond’. He is also the author of a coffee table book, ‘India’s 71-Year Test’, brought out in conjunction with the Bradman Museum. His association with Laxman dates back to 1990.