Shoaib Akhtar has been one of the most colorful characters in the history of cricket. He is the fastest bowler in the world, who set an official world record by. Controversially Yours has ratings and 51 reviews. Shoaib Akhtar has been one of the most colorful characters in the history of cricket. He is the fastest. Shoaib Akhtar has been one of the most colourful characters in the history of cricket. He is the fastest bowler in the world, who set an official world record by.

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Does it give him the right to sometimes be an asshole? A heart-to-heart account of the life of a sportsperson. Due to lack of grass root coaching and excessive running had akhatr his knees. Shoaib comes across as cotnroversially for-ever-angry-young-man, which although is a necessary state in the beginning when you are trying to make it but has to discarded when you have made it.

Aug 20, Umesh Kesavan rated it liked it Shelves: The very appearance of his book is a feat in itself: He could barely walk in his childhood due to flat feet but his passion was too great to be hindered by hurdles. Still I could see lack of akkhtar in Wahab’s eyes. The Dressing Room, was the hilarious reading however!

Shoaib sells the drama

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Refresh and try again. I find myself clueless to decide how to start this.

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By now you have probably heard and read about the controversy stemmed up by the Indian media. Oct 19, Muhammad Arqum rated it really liked it Shelves: I guess one of most annoying things which readers find in this book is Akhtar’s self centred tone of criticism. He survived controversiaply enough to bowl the fastest delivery ever recorded and to enrich the game with his presence.

But it’s Shoaib bhai we are talking about: Open Preview See a Problem? All cpntroversially all, for any Pakistan cricket fan this is not the most important book. Apr 12, Neeraj Pandey rated it really liked it. While shoaib gives an account of the the major controversies in his career, at times it feel like he blames everyone but himself. He insinuates that Sachin Tendulkar played for his records first and his team next. Also slightly disappointing are the book’s occasional typos and misspellings.

The drama is vividly sketched over several pages as Shoaib struggles and eventually succeeds in getting his PCB-enforced ban reversed by pulling political strings.

Respect however for staying untainted in the match-fixing scandals that kept engulfing Pakistan cricket. Akhtar blames the PCB for this despondent state of affairs. Second last chapter “Where do we go from here” is sad, made be feel bad about the state of cricket in Pakistan.

Cricket did not become a focus until his teenage years, when Shoaib’s passion for bowling fast was unleashed. Its hard to believe that someone with so much talent and passion for the game only ended up played 46 tests and ODI’s in an 18 year career.

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Even when he accepts the blame, he still tries to come out at the innocent party or a hapless victim in it all. Its much youfs than what we think of it. Reading the book, its hard to figure out which poor soul would have been willing to guide him anyway.

‘Controversially Yours’ from Akhtar – The Hindu

Despite the awesomeness of the life story, I am afraid to say that the book is not well written at all. You keep expecting to be placed inside the fast bowler’s head as he psycho-analyses the batsman, adjusts the field, and contemplates his wicket-taking plans, sboaib it never happens.

Akhtar endured many bans,was accused of having used drugs and hitting his teammates,struggled massively with his fitness,went through a lot of pain and was nearly tossed out of the game for alleged chucking. Akhtar endured many bans,was accused of having used drugs and hitting his teammates,struggled massively with his fitness,went through a lot of pain and was nearly tossed out of the game for alleged chucking.