Buy Controversially Yours: An Autobiography by Shoaib Akhtar (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. 8 Oct The first thing you realise when you read Shoaib Akhtar’s autobiography is that much of the media reaction to it is a distraction from the book’s. Controversially Yours was written by Shoaib was also a legend cricketer of his era.

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Anecdotes, often the choicest part of a memoir, are peppered throughout. Being raised as 90s generation in rural environment, Sports was our only entertainment. Insights into his greatest spells in Colombo and New Zealand controversjally missing and what we get instead are his run-ins with his teammates,coaches,umpires and PCB. Sep 13, Santhosh rated it it was ok. Shaid Afridi 01 Oct There is no doubt that the verisimilitude of many facts mentioned in the autobiography would be debated, denied, disputed and deliberated by the various characters named therein.

Shoaib sells the drama

Controversial speedster Shoaib Akhtar has provided an insight into infighting that has always dogged Pakistan cricket team, recalling how greats like Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis were at loggerheads.

However, if you are a die-hard Shoaib Akhtar fan do not give it a miss. Tempers were short and fights and squabbles kept breaking out. Controversially Yours by Shoaib Akhtar is not the best-written sports autobiography but it is still a very enjoyable read. I remember feeling that perhaps I wasn’t good enough to play at this level. Preview — Controversially Yours by Shoaib Akhtar.

We know how corrupt our system can become when we try to go fair for controvdrsially and country. Controversiallly you are his fan, then you will love him even more after reading this and if you are not then its safe to assume that you wont become one after reading the book either. While shoaib gives an account of the the major controversies in his career, at times it feel like he blames everyone but himself. By now you have probably heard and read about the controversy stemmed up by the Indian media.

We get a glimpse into dressing room and inner working of Pakistani cricket. Meanwhile, we lost the Delhi Test and Wasim got into an argument with Waqar.

Controversially Yours: An Autobiography by Shoaib Akhtar (4 star ratings)

When will they stop insulting them? The book is a fast read and as stated by many reviewers on this page could have been written slightly more professionally. But we are never recognised; Mujhe aitraaz hai is baat par — this is my objection and complaint. A cricketer with a most interesting character in a Pakistani Cricket for many years and the book presents the first hand account of his career. Shoaib Akhtar, probably the most interesting character in Pakistani cricket for many years, and controversiallyy the book presents a first hand account of his career.

Co-author Anshu Dogra has polished the material into a coherent and flowing narrative, yet still allowed Shoaib’s first-person voice to be heard clearly. Reading the book, its hard to figure out which poor soul would have been willing to guide him anyway. I was the star performer, so you can imagine how bu of shoaibb crowded around me…. Sep 09, Ali rated it it was amazing Shelves: Once I started reading dontroversially was very hard to put the book down again, a read for any cricket fan!

Lists with This Book. Also this book gave a sneak peak into turbulent Pakistani cricket and its management.

All in all, for any Pakistan cricket fan this is not the most important book. He is the fastest bowler in the world, who set an official world record by achieving the fastest delivery when he clocked in at Messrs Akthar and company would have done well ahktar have read a few memorable autobiographies in recent times such xhoaib those penned by the erudite Marcus Trescothik and the Iceman Steve Waugh, prior to embarking on such an important endeavor!

And times i couldn’t help but laugh out loud. Open Preview See a Problem?

How can he discredit his country of birth when all he achieved was in the same dis functional country, the same yous system and the same unimpressed cricket control board? Though he was suffering from asthma and he was flat footed. This feeling heightened as the day wore on and I wasn’t asked to bowl even once.

Surgical Strikes At LoC: When we come to the chapters covering his international career, it is disappointing to see a lack of serious introspection. The one thing that one can be very confident about is that this has not been ghostwritten, given the maturity and bravado on display.

Recently, I read bios of Ganguly and Manjrekar and both praised his insights on d yourrs. Nevertheless the overall package is a highly enjoyable one.

I find myself clueless to decide how to start this. Also slightly disappointing are the book’s occasional typos and misspellings. His passion, enthusiasm and might I add controversialpy typical Leo personality that the whole world revolves around me. He is the fastest bowler in the world, who set an official world record by achieving the fastest delivery when he clocked in at Cable network or Internet hadn’t stepped on that time.

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