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Nehal Singh rated it really liked it Nov 26, Descendant of Pir Sandofrd and ex son-in-law of Goldsmiths. There are very few autobiographies of Pakistani cricketers, and fewer biographies.
His struggle to raise funds for the cancer hospital, his conflicting ideologies, first with Cricket boards, and later, with the State President are well documented. Imran does have complete comfort and ease in even the most rarefied levels of British society, but cheistopher is without any sense of superiority. Mahnoor rated it it was amazing May 15, In short a rage among young white British girls something many in sub-continent still try to do.
And true, he may not have succeeded as a broadcaster, but an obscure poll is cited, which ranks him as the game’s fourth most popular celebrity commentator. Indeed, Imran transcended cricket in that many people with little interest in the game found themselves absorbed by his public image and personality.
Imran Khan by Christopher Sandford
Mar 12, Aleeeeeza rated it did not like it Shelves: I also found the writing style difficult. Sep 22, Jahangir added it. But Sandford provides a nuanced picture of a shy yet restless soul brimming with self-belief, who is as concerned with substance and meaning as he is self-conscious about image and style. Then his mother was not interested in sending him christpher, but he went there like his cousins. II certainly enjoyed reading it.
I picked the book as I wanted to know more about him iman a person and a leader. The book is absolute frank of his good deeds and wrong-doings. He also collected the cricketing sources from different cricket administrations, Cricinfo and county clubs.
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Whenever somebody told Imran Khan that you cannot do it, he would make it a point to prove the person wrong. The readers will exhume with excitement of enjoying reading his high-profile affairs with many ladies that prominently includes painter Emma Sergeant, fashion guru Susannah Constantine and former German VJ of MTV Europe Kristiane Backer. Man, this guy was quite something.
My review may not be a true reflection of the book as I read only a bit of it. In Novemberthe Cricketer International published an article about the new elite group of young talented players, “into concepts like fashion and pop music,” and bent on challenging cricket’s eternal stereotypes.
The making of Imran
An amazing biography on Pakistan’s most famous cricketer Imran Khan. Imran Khan – Humanising Contradictions. Winner of World Cup and Builder of Hospital. To ask other readers questions about Imran Khanplease sign up.
Imran has become the focus now of a second worthy book after Ivo Tenant’s Imran Khanwhich appeared in The transformation and his entry into Politics are not brought convincingly enough, though he chrristopher loyal to his political stand. Hardcoverpages. Not that you can blame him, of course.
It gave me an insight into his childhood days.
In all cricketing tours Imran participated, with obvious picking, it is the great West Indian team against whom Imran was always concerned. Jun 01, Intikhab rated it imrqn it.
At first it took him time to adjust but then soon he became a “Rockstar”. Blood of a Pathan and rooting from Niazis and Burkis.
Therefore when I fell upon this book while browsing through a bookshop, I had to own it and read it, in the due process. Trivia About Imran Khan.
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