Shoaib Akhtar has been one of the most colorful characters in the history of cricket. He is the fastest bowler in the world, who set an official world record by. Controversially Yours has ratings and 51 reviews. Shoaib Akhtar has been one of the most colorful characters in the history of cricket. He is the fastest. Shoaib Akhtar has been one of the most colourful characters in the history of cricket. He is the fastest bowler in the world, who set an official world record by.
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You also get to see the side of his controvetsially was never in light before. His self-indulgent nature comes across loudly, as we are told of his love for money, girls, and even his own company. Apr 12, Neeraj Pandey rated it really liked it. Why did he think every1 owed him???
Shoaib sells the drama
Thanks for telling us about the problem. I enjoyed it a lot. Still I could see lack of confidence in Wahab’s eyes. There is no doubt that the verisimilitude of many facts mentioned in the autobiography would be debated, denied, disputed and deliberated by the various characters named therein.
Oct 16, Bakhsh Rehman rated it really liked it. It was nice to hear things from his perspective As for controversy,Shoaib Akhtar was always in the thick of it during his career and the title of the book is very appropriate. We get a glimpse into dressing room and inner working of Pakistani cricket. Shoaib also makes his feelings clear about the PCB, whom he holds responsible for ruining Pakistani cricket and players.
All this underscores his ability to polarise.
Before that, he played informal street games, including gilli-dandaand ran a lot – everywhere, aimlessly – because it made him feel free. Why couldn’t he just admit that he was way too cocky for our dressing room. Even some of tragic and pleasant memories are attached to our love to cricket.
However, the book gives the insights about how the cricket in Pakistan is literally ruled by political leaders. Shall attach it here! I liked his beginnings, he was truly an ordinary Pakistani, I believe most of young Pakistani guys can relate with his story. All in all, for any Pakistan cricket fan this is not the most important book.
Nov 25, Wsm rated it really liked it Shelves: Not so well written too. I felt like Shoaib used th This book was filled with the sort of information you really can’t find elsewhere. Cricket had been a passion in Pakistani youth.
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Recently, I read bios of Ganguly and Manjrekar and both praised his insights on d game. As for controversy,Shoaib Akhtar was always in the thick of it during his career and the title of the book is yurs appropriate.
The book is a fast read and as stated by many reviewers on this page could have been written slightly more professionally.
This is a fast paced book by the world’s fastest bowler. When I picked this book up I had expected to read it like a tabloid. Though he was suffering from asthma and he was flat footed. Its hard to disagree with him on that. There are very many little exclusive insights that this book offers and I believe every Cricket Nut must read this. Reading the book, its hard to figure out which poor soul would have been willing to guide him anyway. His account provides sharp insight into Pakistan cricket’s backroom ploys and validates a great deal of drawing-room chatter.
By now you have probably heard and read about the controversy stemmed up by the Indian media. I had read a review where it was mentioned that the book is more about Shoaib the Superstar than Shoaib the Cricketer. Shoaib comes across as a for-ever-angry-young-man, which although is a necessary state in the beginning when you are trying to make it but has to discarded when you have made it. Faster than the speeding bullet, charging down with that long long run up, what a thrill to watch this guy.
Jan 20, Hassan Javed rated it it was amazing.
His natural belief eventually made him akhttar but more rude and proud. Second last chapter “Where do we go from here” is sad, made be feel bad about the state of cricket in Pakistan. Is this chip on the shoulder attitude prevalent in most Pakistanis? I don’t doubt any of which he mentioned in the book.
Anecdotes, often the choicest part of a memoir, are peppered throughout. The book is a good read too. Return to Book Page. It is tough to judge whether such inanities were written straight out of his heart or they were just publicity seeking lines to market the book because Sachin always Sells. He is the fastest bowler in the world, who set an official world record by achieving the fastest delivery when he clocked in at For example how he was a misunderstood child and his lack of consulars and guidance thought out his life.
He complains about never having had a proper mentor, but more likely it would not have been possible for even the most well-meaning mentor to get through to him.
Controversially Yours: An Autobiography by Shoaib Akhtar (4 star ratings)
General Tauqeer Zia has vital part in success and discovery of this man. If not for anything else just one chapter called ‘The dressing room’ makes hilarious reading. The furores artfully drummed up to hawk this book might obscure that it’s a cracking read. I wish he had had the sense to edit some of these sboaib comments from his book but then it wouldn’t exactly make it controversial would it?