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Akbar Khan rated it really liked it Feb 21, He qualifies as a natural leader and probably the greatest all-rounder of his times. The victory in World Cup and his famous captaincy shuffle game with Javed Miandad are engaging reads, but could have been more elaborate. Rolling Stone has called him “the preeminent author in his field today.

Imran Khan by Christopher Sandford

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. Books by Christopher Sandford. Imran has become the focus now of a second worthy book after Ivo Tenant’s Imran Khanwhich appeared in For anyone who wants to know about The King of Swing especially in view of all the balderdash in media about him.

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. It is a book about Pakistan, its politics, culture, and society. Yet, the picture remains incomplete. Ali Ghafoor rated it it was amazing Feb 03, Saad Shafqat is a writer based in Karachi.

It gave me an insight into his childhood days. Preview — Imran Khan by Christopher Sandford. Mar 28, Amad rated it liked it.


Yes, he has an obstinate side, but that just makes him a formidable proposition. Cricket is only one aspect of his diverse personality. Arsalan rated it liked it May 29, Reader will be moved while moving towards different phases of his life.

He took those 12 wickets in Sydneybowled that immortal afternoon spell of reverse swing in Karachistared the West Indies down on their home turfled the cornered tigers in The latest effort is by Christopher Christophsr, a seasoned biographer who has previously tackled Godfrey Evans and Tom Graveney in addition to christpher august list from the world of music and film. Imran Khan has always been a controversial figure, a man who gives rise to hot debate on account of his strong conviction and hard line views.

I always have been fascinated by the world of Imran Khan. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Shahwaleed Butt rated it really liked it Dec 12, Haricharan Praveen rated it it was ok Apr 25, Mahnoor rated it it was amazing May 15, Sandford succeeds in his essential biographical task, which is to conduct an enquiry into the making of the Imran Khan phenomenon.

In Novemberthe Cricketer International published an article about the new elite group of young talented players, “into concepts like fashion and pop music,” and bent on challenging cricket’s eternal stereotypes.

Imran Khan

In these chapters, enter the central character and his family tree and relatives are penned in detail. In short a rage among young white British girls something many in sub-continent still try to do. Refresh and try again. Sandford makes short work of this match, disposing of it in barely a paragraph. Winner of World Cup and Builder of Hospital.


Christopher Sandford hardly left any aspect of his subject’s life unattended.

The book is like an exclusive documentary or the making kha a legend. Don’t be fooled by what you read in the press and hear in the media. 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.

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Azeem rated it really liked it Sep 24, He never preferred to take short cuts as short cuts were only temporary. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Not that you can blame him, of course.

Sandford presents this as not merely a post-colonial but in fact a post-modern phenomenon: It tells the story of Imran Khan: These judgments finally reveal Sandford’s hand as an admiring scribe. Sandford’s treatment has done him justice. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The making of Imran

Most importantly his dislike for the cgristopher wave Militant-feminist I really liked it there. Dec 29, Ashish Vijay rated it liked it. This biography is an absolute and worth reading for all Immy-lovers.

As the book moves into Imran’s contemporary life, you keep expecting to read a dissection of his failings, but umran never comes. It is not strictly a cricket book, because Imran is not just a cricketer. 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.