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The definitive biography of Imran Khan, the former Pakistan cricket captain and all-rounder—the Oxbridge graduate and vociferous campaigner; the devout Muslim whose kaleidoscopic social life flooded the gossip columns; the man who raised $60 million for cancer research and who is now one of the most important political figures in Pakistan. On one thing, Imran Khan's friend ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by HarperCollins UK (first published 2009)
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Sheokhanda
Jul 04, 2012 Sheokhanda rated it really liked it
I always have been fascinated by the world of Imran Khan. Therefore when I fell upon this book while browsing through a bookshop, I had to own it and read it, in the due process.

It gave me an insight into his childhood days. His cousin whose word,Imran Khan trusted like anything. Then his mother was not interested in sending him abroad, but he went there like his cousins. At first it took him time to adjust but then soon he became a "Rockstar". In short a rage among young white British girls (so
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Aleeeeeza
Mar 12, 2012 Aleeeeeza rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
it's hard for me to judge this book based on how it was written. firstly, i only skimmed bits of it, since i only wanted to know some more stuff about imran khan. who, by the way, happened to be one of my, like, biggest heroes ever. after reading this book i've never looked at him the same way. how's that for an enlightening biography?
Mayank
Jul 24, 2012 Mayank rated it liked it
Imran Khan - Humanising Contradictions.
Imran Khan comes as a different person to different people: Proud; Inspiring; Arrogant; Obsessive; Stubborn; and even Hypocrite. He qualifies as a natural leader and probably the greatest all-rounder of his times.
More than a sports biography, this well-researched book covers almost every aspect of life: his family background, his emergence in cricket and subsequent graduation to being the greatest all-rounder in the game, his love-hate relationship with th
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Maham
Jan 16, 2015 Maham rated it it was amazing
Go nawaz go
Sami Naik
May 28, 2016 Sami Naik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Right-Arm… Over The Wicket… Off Cutter… Bowled!!!!!!!!

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.

Off you go… Better luck next time… Give my love to your sister…

Shall I say cricket playboy? Shall I say every dream girl’s HBK?

When he was bowling with a breathtaking run-up, he looked like Tony Montana firing ‘Say Hello To My Little Friend’.

Born in Laho
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Khushnuma
Jul 07, 2017 Khushnuma rated it it was ok
I didn't enjoy it much. The book is more on his cricket field than his personal life.
Intikhab
Jun 01, 2010 Intikhab rated it liked it
Christopher Sandford hardly left any aspect of his subject's life unattended. "Imran Khan" provides a deep look into the personal and political life of Pakistan Cricket team's former captain. It is not a biography. It is more than that. It is a book about Pakistan, its politics, culture, and society. It tells the story of Imran Khan: greatest Pakistani sportsman of all ages, a great philanthropist, a politician, and a man with tremendous appeal for the opposite sex. A nice book to read and enjoy ...more
Rahim
Jul 02, 2016 Rahim rated it it was ok
My review may not be a true reflection of the book as I read only a bit of it. Imran Khan, no doubt is a great person. Cricket is only one aspect of his diverse personality. I picked the book as I wanted to know more about him as a person and a leader. However, the book is almost completely revolving around his cricket career. I also found the writing style difficult.
I hope people more interested in the cricket career of this great person will find this book useful.
Amad
Mar 28, 2013 Amad rated it liked it
An amazing biography on Pakistan's most famous cricketer Imran Khan. The book revolves around two key traits of the Khans, and that is 'revenge' and 'pride'. Whenever somebody told Imran Khan that you cannot do it, he would make it a point to prove the person wrong. And being honest, he would ensure that he works hard to reach the top. He never preferred to take short cuts as short cuts were only temporary.
Amit
Jun 05, 2016 Amit rated it liked it
A decent read spanning the many lives of Imran Khan. An extraordinary fast bowler, a superlative captain and a charismatic individual. This book showcases his complex life, marked by iconic sporting success and an equally disappointing political afterlife, in a just manner.
Bill
Mar 01, 2011 Bill rated it really liked it
Another revealing bio, though his ego seems to obscure some events.
Tanvir
Oct 13, 2013 Tanvir rated it really liked it
Amazing book! Well I should rather say amazing life story. Man, this guy was quite something.
Himadri  Joshi
Aug 10, 2016 Himadri Joshi rated it liked it
For anyone who wants to know about The King of Swing especially in view of all the balderdash in media about him.
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imran khan the great man
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Christopher Sandford has published acclaimed biographies of Kurt Cobain, Steve McQueen, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, and Roman Polanski. He has worked as a film and music writer and reviewer for over 20 years and frequently contributes to newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. Rolling Stone has called him "the preeminent author in his field today."

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