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The making of Imran

Christopher Sandford hardly left any aspect of his subject’s life unattended. These judgments finally reveal Sandford’s hand as an admiring scribe. Sandford succeeds in his essential biographical task, which is to conduct an enquiry into the making of the Imran Khan phenomenon.

The book is more on his cricket field than his personal life. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

In Pakistan it was decided long ago imrwn he can do no wrong. 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 by Christopher Sandford

There is naturally a great deal of cricket in it, but it is so seamlessly interwoven with general experiences of the human condition that this book can be read with equal enjoyment by die-hard fans and casual followers alike. Ali Ghafoor rated it it was amazing Feb 03, Imran khan – Engaging in bits and pieces; not a perfect biography though. Don’t be fooled by what you read in the press and hear in the media.


Most importantly his dislike for the second wave Militant-feminist I really liked it there. It tells the story of Imran Khan: Of the five featured stars on the cover, a superbly hirsute year-old wearing a tight black shirt and gaudy trousers, with a facial expression of supreme self-confidence, stood out.

Nehal Singh rated it really liked it Nov 26, khaan Refresh and try again. Another revealing bio, though his ego seems to obscure some events. Yet paradoxically he is also totally at home in British culture. In short, he ushered Pakistan cricket into its golden era.

This book will appeal to them too.

Books by Christopher Sandford. Rolling Stone has called him “the preeminent author in his field today. The victory in World Cup and his famous captaincy shuffle game with Javed Miandad are engaging reads, but could have been more elaborate. It is not strictly a cricket book, because Imran is not just a cricketer. From here, when more than half of book has been read, the most critical writing pledges. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

It gave me an insight into his childhood days.

His cousin whose word,Imran Khan trusted like anything. The fact that he was a slow bolwer in tour but he worked sandforr his action and became lethal by Imran is vividly characterised for his fiercely independent Pathan streak, his bristling sensitivity towards any hint of colonial condescension, and his successful exorcism of Pakistan cricket’s post-colonial inferiority complex. And being honest, he would ensure that he works hard to reach the top.


Sandford makes short work of this match, disposing of it in barely a paragraph. 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. In these chapters, enter the central character and his family tree and relatives are penned in detail.

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. Aug 10, Himadri Joshi rated it sandfordd it. Later as his pace went down in late s, his batting improved. This biography is an absolute and worth reading for all Immy-lovers.

Mar 01, Bill rated it really liked it. Descendant of Pir Roshan and ex son-in-law of Goldsmiths. Sandford’s treatment has done him justice. The book is like an exclusive documentary or the making of a legend.