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Christopher Sandford hardly left ihan aspect of his subject’s life unattended. Sandford accepts that Imran is marginalised in Pakistan’s national politics, but also argues that he is better off for it. In Pakistan it was decided long ago that he can do no wrong. It gave me an insight into his childhood days.

Azeem rated it really liked it Sep 24, 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.

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

Awais Karamat rated it it was amazing Dec 13, Saad Shafqat is a writer based in Karachi.

Imran Khan by Christopher Sandford

As the book moves into Imran’s contemporary life, you keep expecting to read a dissection of his failings, but it never comes. As any number of women would say, just look at him.

My review may not be a true reflection of the book as I read only a bit of it. Arsalan rated it liked it May 29, Man, this guy was quite something. And being honest, he would ensure that he works hard christppher reach the top.


The making of Imran

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. Refresh and try again. I always have been fascinated by the world of Imran Khan. Born in Lahore and settled in Mianwali.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Akbar Khan rated it really liked it Feb 21, Siddharth rated it liked it Jul 04, From here, when more than half of book has been read, the most critical writing pledges. Books by Christopher Sandford.

In imean cricketing tours Imran participated, with obvious picking, it is the great West Indian team against whom Imran was always concerned. Ali Ghafoor rated it it was amazing Feb 03, Mahnoor rated it it was amazing May 15, Whenever somebody told Imran Khan that you cannot do it, he would make it a point to prove the person wrong.

However, the book is almost completely revolving around his cricket career. 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.

A decent sandgord spanning the many lives of Imran Khan. His cousin whose word,Imran Khan trusted like anything.

The first impression of reader surely comes as a sports biography but the title is enough to convince you that this is the ultimate book where Imran plays 3 different roles, not only as a cricketer but also as a celebrity and politician.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Rolling Stone has called him “the preeminent author in his field today. Abdulrehman rated it really liked it Mar 26, Shahroz Javed rated it really liked it Jan 23, Mar 28, Amad rated it liked it.


Imran Khan

Any khah like me will find a wide range of descriptions of his relationship with Javed Miandad. The book revolves around two key traits of the Khans, and that is ‘revenge’ and ‘pride’.

This book showcases his complex life, marked khaan iconic sporting success and an equally disappointing political afterlife, in a just manner.

Imran Khan comes as a different person to different people: 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 to his then wife Jemima Goldsmith, as a “devoted husband”—the Imran story is full of chrisotpher and contradictions.

Jul 04, Sheokhanda rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is absolute frank of his good deeds and wrong-doings. For anyone who wants to snadford about The King of Swing especially in view of all the balderdash in media about him.

The English, for their part, cannot have enough of him. Everybody admires Imran Khan, and those fhristopher don’t are lying. Indeed, Imran transcended cricket in that many people with little interest in the game found themselves absorbed by his public image and personality.

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