Besides playing in the Rohinton Baria tournament for Patna University and in the Ranji Trophy for Bihar State, Sujit Mukherjee (1930–2003) was a test cricket commentator on radio and television. He wrote two other cricket books—The Romance of Indian Cricket (1968) and Between Indian Wickets (1977). A collection of his essays, An Indian Cricket Century (2002) was edited by the award-winning cricket historian, Ramachandra Guha.
A former university teacher, Dr Mukherjee joined Orient Longman (now Orient BlackSwan) as Chief Publisher in 1970 and was later a director on the board of the company. A literary critic, Dr Mukherjee translated poetry, fiction and criticism from Bangla into English. He was known as much for his prolific and elegant writing as for his wry wit.