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Any reader like me will find a wide range of descriptions of his relationship with Javed Miandad. Yet, the picture remains incomplete. Batsman was yet inran 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.
The English, for their part, cannot have enough of him. Delicious nuggets are buried here and there. In short a rage among young white British girls so I always have been fascinated by the world of Imran Khan. Refresh and try again. Imran Khan himself and his ex-wife Jemima have agreed to be interviewed for the book and given Sandford exclusive access to Imran’s inner sanctum. Shaukat Khanum, from cancer. Jun 01, Intikhab rated it liked it.
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.
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Imran Khan – Humanising Contradictions. I picked the book as I wanted to know more swndford him as a person and a leader. Descendant of Pir Roshan and ex son-in-law of Goldsmiths. 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.
There are a imram disappointments. 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. And then there is the man. It gave me an insight into his childhood days.
I also found the writing style difficult. In these chapters, enter the central character and his family tree and relatives are penned in detail. Another revealing bio, christopner his ego seems to obscure some events. An amazing biography on Pakistan’s most famous cricketer Imran Khan. II certainly enjoyed reading it. Later as his pace went down in late s, his batting improved.
Imran cooperated and is the first in a long list of acknowledgments. Return to Book Page.
Open Preview See a Problem? Imran does have complete comfort and ease in even the most rarefied levels of British society, but it is without any sense of superiority. He never preferred to take short cuts as short cuts were only temporary. Ankit Wadhwa rated it liked it Oct 31, The author also conducted his 3 most prominent interviews with Imran Khan in Haricharan Praveen rated it it was ok Apr 25, His struggle to raise funds for the cancer hospital, his conflicting ideologies, sandflrd with Cricket boards, and later, with the State President are well documented.
Blood of a Pathan and rooting from Niazis and Burkis. 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 christophdr Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto regime.
You would think this makes Imran Khan an irresistible biography subject – and you’d be right.
Born in Lahore and settled in Mianwali. Sandford makes short work of this match, disposing of it in barely a paragraph. No trivia or quizzes yet. Awais Karamat rated it it was amazing Dec 13, 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 racy 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 lmran his then wife Jemima Goldsmith, as a “devoted husband”—the Imran story is full of color and contradictions.
Lists with This Book. In all cricketing tours Imran participated, with obvious picking, it is the great West Indian team against whom Imran was always concerned.
Imran Khan by Christopher Sandford
christoopher Oct 13, Tanvir rated it really liked it Shelves: Off you go… Better luck next time… Give my love to your sister… Shall I say cricket playboy? Jan 16, Maham rated it it was amazing. A decent read spanning the many lives of Imran Khan. This book will appeal to them too.
The making of Imran
It is a book about Pakistan, its politics, culture, and society. For anyone who wants to know about The King of Omran especially in view of all the balderdash in media about him.
But Sandford provides a nuanced picture of a shy yet cgristopher soul brimming with self-belief, who is as concerned with substance and meaning as he is self-conscious about image and style. Sandford presents this as not merely a post-colonial but in fact a post-modern phenomenon: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Everybody admires Imran Khan, and those that don’t are lying. Sandford khqn in his essential biographical task, which is to conduct an enquiry into the making of the Imran Khan phenomenon.