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Imran Khan comes as a different person to different people: It is not a biography.
Open Preview See a Problem? Imran Khan himself and his ex-wife Jemima have agreed to be interviewed for the book and given Sandford exclusive access to Imran’s inner sanctum.
The victory in World Cup and his famous captaincy shuffle game with Javed Miandad are engaging reads, but could have been more elaborate. Sandford’s treatment has done him justice. It is not strictly a cricket book, because Imran is not just a cricketer.
Yet paradoxically he is also totally at home in British culture. And then there is the man. The author also conducted his 3 most prominent interviews with Imran Khan in To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
The first impression of reader surely comes as a sports biography but the title is enough to convince you that this is the ultimate book where Imran plays 3 different roles, not only as a cricketer but also as a celebrity and politician.
Indeed, in politics as in cricket, Sanxford receives a great deal of unspoken credit for insisting on stepping out of his comfort zone.
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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. Mahnoor rated it it was amazing May 15, Don’t be fooled by what you read in the press and hear in the media.
Well I should rather say amazing life sndford. Rolling Stone has called him “the preeminent author in his field today. I didn’t enjoy it much.
It is more than that. The book is like an exclusive documentary or the making of a legend. The book is more on his cricket field than his personal life. Third chapter is his account on his university-level and county cricket, beginning of international cricket career and his life in Khaj. Azeem rated it really liked it Sep 24, Aug 10, Himadri Joshi rated it liked it.
Christopher Sandford hardly left any aspect of his subject’s life unattended. Awais Karamat rated it it was amazing Dec 13, A nice book to read and enjoy.
While his cricket-level moves with his education from Quaid-e-Azam Trophy to County cricket, political environment in the surrounding proceeds like East Pakistan partition to Bangladesh and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto regime.
His cousin whose word,Imran Khan trusted like anything. Reader will be moved while moving towards different phases of his life.
I picked the book as I wanted to know more about him as a person and a leader. Shahroz Javed rated it really liked it Jan 23, Yes, he has an obstinate side, but that just makes him a formidable proposition.
Of the five featured stars on the cover, a superbly hirsute year-old wearing a tight black shirt and gaudy trousers, with a facial expression of supreme self-confidence, stood out. The English, for their part, cannot have enough of him. There are a cbristopher disappointments. In short, he ushered Pakistan cricket into its golden era. Sandford does identify a watershed in Pakistan cricket, but places it two years later, in Chriwtopher against India.
The making of Imran
The latest effort is by Christopher Sandford, a seasoned biographer who has previously tackled Godfrey Evans and Tom Graveney in addition to an august list from the world of music and film. Another revealing bio, though his ego seems to obscure some events.
Indeed, Imran transcended cricket in that many people with little interest in the game found themselves absorbed by his public image and personality. My review may not be a true reflection of the book as I read only a bit of it.
For anyone who wants to know about The King of Swing especially in view sxndford all the balderdash in media about him. View all 9 comments. An unstated subtext running throughout Sandford’s narrative is that the English would love nothing more than to claim Imran as one of their own. While reading the pages, you are sensing some footage playing in your clouds of imagination.
A novice political reporter asks Imran the politician in the middle of a hysterical campaign rally if he has ever seen anything like it before, and Imran quietly answers that yes, imdan has.
Imran Khan by Christopher Sandford
Delicious nuggets sanford buried here and there. It kept longing me for more – the narrative was tad boring and it could have been made more interesting.
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. Batsman was yet to understand when did the ball released from hand and when did it reached the stumps, all he realized was off the gloves, bat pressed in wet armpit and there was the pavilion.
On one thing, Imran Khan’s friends and enemies agree: The book is absolute frank of his good deeds and wrong-doings. This book will appeal to them too.