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The author, now 35, is one of cricket's greatest all-rounders and the retiring captain of Pakistan's team. He tells of his life and the game he loves: from his childhood in Lahore, to his student days at Oxford (where he led the University team), his time at Worcester and thence to Sussex, culminating in his captaincy of Pakistan. A self portrait emerges of a man who has s ...more
Revised and Updated, 278 pages
Published 1992 by Mandarin (first published 1988)
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Oct 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: cricket
Imran Khan's second autobiography,updates his career,after his first book, Imran.He came back to cricket,after two years away,because of a stress fracture of the shin.He would lose a lot of pace after that injury.

But he compensated as his batting improved,and his captaincy was outstanding.He led Pakistan to their first series wins in both England and India in 1987.

Taking on the then mighty West Indies,Pakistan held them to three epic drawn series.Infact,they should have beaten the West Indies in
Kamran Wasti
Unlike Imran's first autobiography, which was written during one of his lows, this one came after the high of the 1988 West Indies tour.

There are some interesting periods between this book and the first one:
His lows following his injury. The original book was written after the 1983 World Cup. This one covers the Australian series that followed and highlights his plight. For what Imran could have achieved during that series is best penned by Rod Marsh in his book Gloves, Sweat and Tears.

Imran b
Prabhat  sharma
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: completed
Imran Khan- All round view- by Imran Khan. The Book is Autobiography of Imran Khan written in 14 chapters illustrated by photographs. The first attracting fact mentioned in this book is that budding young cricketers from Pakistan, West Indies are invited to participate in County Cricket where they improve their capability of batting, bowling, fielding and ultimately captainship. Imran Khan went to play test cricket with Pak team and after the tour was over, he was invited to join Warwickshire Co ...more
Rahul Nayak
Sep 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Although I have never watched him in action, live or otherwise, Imran Khan has a legendary tag attached to him in my mind. Fearsome bowler, technically correct and determined batsman and charismatic captain. Through cricinfo articles I learned how at a period in time he was the best bowler and best batsman in the world, averaging below 20 with the ball and over 50 with the bat and doing this consistently against the best opposition in the world in their backyards.

This book was written sometime
Aditya Mookerjee
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I don't think that many Pakistani Cricket players have written their autobiographies. Imran has lead the life of a celebrity, but he has lived a life that has had it's up's and downs. It's a good book to read, and I read this book when I was around fifteen years old. He has given his opinion about the other great all-rounders of his era, if I remember correctly, and including Clive Rice, if I am not mistaken, in this book. Perhaps, I am mistaken. I don't know how much he appreciated his own tal ...more
Manjari Sethumadhavan
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I picked this book out of utter curiosity, to understand the events in life of a man who is now hailed as a potential political leader of Pakistan. The book is true to it's title, an earnest view of a thought leader whose journey to stardom is an imprint of sheer devotion to his art. The book is not inundated with statistics and figures, and timeline of changing face of cricket is described eloquently. His passion for the game often seen from his no holds barred views on improvement techniques t ...more
Dec 12, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sports
i like to read sports autobiographies. This one of a flamboyant cricketer with an Oxford background, English speaking in a poverty stricken but cricket crazy country made for good reading. Unfortunately, his political life seems to have gone nowhere, surprising, considering his iconic status in his country.
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Terrific book by an pretty introspective guy with a unique outlook to the happenings in world and Pakistani cricket from the late 70s to the early 90s culminating with Pakistan's World Cup Victory in 1992. To Pakistan Cricket's detriment, Imran espouses a career in politics instead of being the permanent head of the Pakistan Cricket Board. ...more
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Nov 06, 2007 rated it liked it
What can I say - hero worship! This was soon after we won the World Cup :)
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Imran Khan (full name: Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi) is a Pakistani Political Leader, Sports Celebrity & Philanthropist. He is the founder of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) & Namal Knowledge City. Khan was one of Pakistan's most successful Cricket Captain. Leading his team to Victory at the 1992 World Cup. He holds the world record for taking most wickets, best bowling strike rate & bes ...more

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