V. Ramnarayan is a Hyderabad off-spinner of the 1970s. He is a cricket columnist, author, translator and editor of Sruti, a leading monthly on the performing arts. An adviser to the business house, “The Sanmar Group”, he also teaches as adjunct faculty at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. His works include the histories of Tamil Nadu cricket and the Madras Cricket Club, a business biography, two books relating to Carnatic music, and Third Man: Recollections from a Life in Cricket (2015), a first-person account of domestic cricket in India. He now lives in Chennai, but still likes to be identified as an honorary Hyderabadi.