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Man, this guy was quite something. Shaukat Khanum, from cancer. 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 kept longing me for more – the narrative was tad boring and it could have been made more interesting. Third chapter is his account on his university-level and county cricket, beginning of international cricket career and his life in England.

Imran Khan

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

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. Sandford makes short work of this match, disposing of it in barely a paragraph.

Imran Khan by Christopher Sandford

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 Sandfford and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto regime. Any reader like me will find a wide range of descriptions of his relationship with Javed Miandad. Of the five featured stars on the cover, a superbly hirsute year-old wearing a tight black shirt and gaudy trousers, with a facial chistopher of supreme self-confidence, stood out.


This book will appeal to them too. Mahnoor rated it it was amazing May 15, The English, for their part, cannot have enough of him. Jun 05, Amit rated it liked it. 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. An unstated subtext running throughout Sandford’s narrative is that the English would love nothing more than to claim Imran as one of their own.

He also collected the cricketing sources from different cricket administrations, Cricinfo and county clubs. It tells the story of Imran Khan: It is not strictly a cricket book, because Imran is not just a cricketer. Another revealing bio, though his ego seems to obscure some events. He qualifies as a natural leader and probably the greatest all-rounder of his times.

Serwar rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Imran khan – Engaging in bits and pieces; not a perfect biography though.

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Sandford succeeds in his essential biographical task, which is to conduct an enquiry into the making of the Imran Khan phenomenon. Ali Ghafoor rated it it was amazing Feb 03, Sandford accepts that Imran is marginalised in Chrstopher national politics, but also argues that he is better off for it. An amazing biography on Pakistan’s most famous cricketer Imran Khan.


His struggle to raise funds for the cancer hospital, his conflicting ideologies, first with Cricket boards, and later, with the State President are well documented. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies.

In these chapters, enter the central character and his family tree and relatives are penned in detail.

It is more than that. Sep imram, Jahangir added it. Imran floors Zaheer Abbas with a bouncer in a county match against Gloucestershire after being egged on by his Sussex team-mates, and immediately loses his aggression to become full of empathy. In Pakistan it was decided long ago that he can do no wrong. Descendant of Pir Roshan and ex son-in-law of Goldsmiths. Sandford presents this as not merely a post-colonial but in fact a post-modern phenomenon: