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Imran khan – Engaging in bits and pieces; not a perfect biography though.
II certainly enjoyed reading it. 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. And the chapters proceed on and on. And being honest, he would ensure that he works hard to reach the top.
Sandford accepts that Imran is marginalised in Pakistan’s national politics, but also argues that he is better off for it. Yes, he has an obstinate side, but that just makes him a formidable proposition.
This book showcases his complex life, marked by iconic sporting success and an equally disappointing political afterlife, in a jhan manner. It is more than that. Oct 13, Tanvir rated it really liked it Shelves: Cricket is only one aspect of his diverse personality.
Descendant of Pir Roshan and ex son-in-law of Goldsmiths. Sandford makes short work of this match, disposing imrah it in barely a paragraph. The prose, engaging and conversational throughout, is at times even riveting.
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. Imran is vividly characterised for his fiercely independent Pathan streak, his bristling sensitivity towards any hint of colonial condescension, and his successful exorcism of Pakistan cricket’s post-colonial imram complex.
Sandford provides a nuanced picture of a shy yet restless soul brimming with self-belief, who is as concerned with substance and meaning as sahdford is self-conscious about image and style.
Jan 16, Maham rated it it was amazing.
Imrqn all 9 imtan. And then there is the man. Later as his pace went down in late s, his batting improved. It tells the story of Imran Khan: Sandford presents this as not merely a post-colonial but in fact a post-modern phenomenon: There is naturally a great deal of cricket in it, but it is so seamlessly interwoven with general experiences of the human condition that this book can be read with equal enjoyment by die-hard fans and casual followers alike.
My review may not be a true reflection of the book as I read only a bit of it.
Refresh and try again. Yet, the picture remains incomplete. Hardcoverpages. The book is absolute frank of his good deeds and wrong-doings.
On one thing, Imran Khan’s friends and enemies agree: From his achievements on the cricket field as the Pakistan captain who captured the World Cup and the game’s best all-rounder in history, through to his racy social life—the practicing Muslim boogieing on the dancefloor of Annabel’s; an “astonishing lovemaker,” according to one overnight partner; praised by Diana Princess of Wales, close friend to his then wife Jemima Goldsmith, as a “devoted husband”—the Imran story is full of color and sandfod.
His cousin whose word,Imran Khan trusted sandforv anything. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter.
Open Preview See a Problem? But Karachi was just a jingoistic celebration compared sajdford Sydneywhich with all its symbolism was the true awakening. At first it took him time to adjust but then soon he became a “Rockstar”. Lists with This Book. Mar 01, Bill rated it really liked it.
Blood of a Pathan chrisropher rooting from Niazis and Burkis. The victory in World Cup and his famous captaincy shuffle game with Javed Miandad are engaging reads, but could have been more elaborate. Ankit Wadhwa rated it liked it Oct 31,