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Haricharan Praveen rated it it was ok Apr 25, Yet paradoxically he is also totally at home in British culture. And being honest, he would ensure that he works hard to reach the top.

Aug 10, Himadri Joshi rated it liked it. Third chapter is his account on his university-level and county cricket, imrzn of international cricket career and his life in England. A relevant, good read but there is always this other side of Imran Khan which remains unexplored.

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It is more than that. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Preview — Imran Khan by Christopher Sandford. There are a few disappointments. Everybody admires Imran Khan, and those that don’t are lying. On one thing, Imran Khan’s friends and enemies agree: Jan 16, Maham rated it it was amazing. Well I should rather say amazing life story.

In short a rage among young white British girls something many in sub-continent still try to do. Indeed, Imran transcended cricket in that many people with little interest in the game found themselves absorbed by his public image and personality.

The making of Imran

Then his mother was not interested in sending him abroad, but he went there like his cousins. My review may not be a true reflection of the book as I read only a bit of it. Lists with This Book. The book also gives an account where Imran Khan’s mother wanted him to get married to Benazir Bhutto Imran has refuted it though one wonders what it would have been like. 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 sadnford 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.


Sandford does identify a watershed in Pakistan cricket, but places it two years later, in Karachi sandfodd India. 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.

Blood of a Pathan and rooting from Niazis and Burkis. I hope people more interested in the cricket career of this great person will find this book useful. More than a sports biography, this well-researched book covers almost every aspect of life: But Karachi was just a chrstopher celebration compared to Sydneywhich with all its symbolism was the true awakening.

Shaukat Khanum, from cancer. Imran Khan himself and his ex-wife Sndford have cgristopher to be interviewed for the book and given Sandford exclusive access to Imran’s inner sanctum.

The book revolves around two key traits of the Khans, and that is ‘revenge’ and ‘pride’. Sep 22, Jahangir added it. But Sandford provides a nuanced picture of a shy yet restless soul brimming with self-belief, who is as concerned with substance and meaning as he is self-conscious about image and style.


Ankit Wadhwa rated it liked it Oct 31, Don’t be fooled by what you read in the press and hear in the media.

Imran Khan

In Pakistan it was decided long ago that he can do no wrong. It christophfr him as the first Asian in the cadre of true fast bowlers, and the victory has been described by Javed Miandad – Imran’s khqn dysfunctional partner in the making of modern Pakistani cricket, as Sandford puts it – as a crucial watermark in the nation’s cricket psyche.

And the chapters proceed on and on. And true, he may not have succeeded as a broadcaster, but an obscure poll is cited, which ranks him as the game’s fourth most popular celebrity commentator.

Imran Khan by Christopher Sandford

He has worked as a film ohan music writer and reviewer for over 20 years and frequently contributes to newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. 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.

Imran Khan comes as a different person to different people: II certainly enjoyed chrisropher it. Later as his pace went down in late s, his batting improved.

The transformation and his entry into Politics are not brought convincingly enough, though he remains loyal to his political stand.