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The making of Imran

A relevant, good read but there is always this other side of Imran Khan which remains unexplored. Off you go… Better luck next time… Give my love to your sister… Shall I say cricket playboy?

I always have been fascinated by the imrzn of Imran Khan. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Winner of World Cup and Builder of Hospital.

Born in Lahore and chrristopher in Mianwali. Abdulrehman rated it really liked it Mar 26, Reader will be moved while moving towards different phases of his life. Serwar rated it it was amazing Jun 14, 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.

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Imran Khan by Christopher Sandford

This book showcases his complex life, marked by iconic sporting success and an equally disappointing political afterlife, in a just manner. From here, when more than half of book has been read, the most critical writing pledges. Sandford makes short work of this match, disposing of it in barely a paragraph.

Therefore when I fell upon this book while browsing through a bookshop, I had to own it and read it, in the due process. Well I should rather say amazing life story. Imran Khan – Humanising Contradictions.


Awais Karamat rated it it was amazing Dec 13, Shahwaleed Butt rated it really liked it Dec 12, The biography give a good christophe into the “rockstar” lmran South Asian cricketing society. Delicious sadford are buried here and there. My review may not be a true reflection of the book as I read only a bit of it. Sep 22, Jahangir added it. As the book moves into Imran’s contemporary life, you keep expecting to read a dissection of his failings, but it never comes.

Haricharan Praveen rated it it was ok Apr 25, The book is more on his cricket field than his personal life. While reading the pages, you are sensing some footage playing in your clouds of imagination. Yet paradoxically he is also totally at home in British culture.

Another revealing bio, though his ego seems to obscure some events. Aug 10, Himadri Joshi rated it liked it. Sandford does identify a watershed in Pakistan cricket, but places it two years later, in Karachi against India.

Rolling Stone has called him “the preeminent author in his field today. Jul 02, Rahim rated it it was ok. An extraordinary fast bowler, a superlative captain and a charismatic individual. Dec 29, Ashish Vijay rated it liked it.

At first it took chrisotpher time to adjust but then soon he became a “Rockstar”. Jul 07, Khushnuma rated it it was ok.

The making of Imran | Cricket | ESPNcricinfo

Indeed, Imran transcended cricket in that many people with little interest in the game found themselves absorbed by his public image and personality. Later as his kgan went down in late s, his batting improved.

Cricket fixtures continue to echo in all this. From his achievements on the cricket christohper 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 contradictions.


He also collected the cricketing sources from different cricket administrations, Cricinfo kahn county clubs. Imran does have complete comfort and ease in even the most rarefied levels of British society, but it is without any sense of superiority. 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.

Christophdr importantly his dislike for the second wave Militant-feminist I really liked it there. This biography is an absolute and worth reading for all Immy-lovers. I also found the writing style difficult. Nehal Singh rated it really liked it Nov 26, There are very few autobiographies imean Pakistani cricketers, and fewer biographies.

Saad Shafqat is a writer based in Karachi. Yes, he has an obstinate side, but that omran makes him a formidable proposition. The transformation and his entry into Politics are not brought convincingly enough, though he remains loyal to his political stand.

Not that you can blame him, of course. Imran khan – Engaging in bits and pieces; not a perfect biography though. He took those 12 wickets in Sydneybowled that immortal afternoon spell of reverse swing in Karachistared the West Indies down on their home turfled the cornered tigers in