I made this puzzle as Practice for upcoming contest "Sudoku Mahabharat: Episode 4" on Logic Masters India. It has nice starts. Hope you will like it.
This is my 22nd Sudoku contribution to:
Daily League! The League of Extraordinary Ladies and Gentlemen
Remember that you can solve this puzzle from the League online on the Sudokucup Guest League page with a 24 hr delay.
Place numbers in the grid such that each row,column and 3*3 box contain the numbers 1-9. Additionally the clues outside the grid indicate the numbers to be placed in the cells before and after the cell containing 9 (in any order) in the corresponding direction.