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Controversially Yours by Shoaib Akhtar is not the best-written sports autobiography but it is still a very enjoyable read. I completely agree with it after reading the book. Is a personal account of Shoaib Akhtar’s thoughts and views which he had during his playing days as he himself claims. Be the first to ask a question about Controversially Yours.

You also get to see the side of his which was never in light before. The early years of deprivation, the relentless self-imposed discipline, the way he played both on the cricket grounds and outside.

Other than alleging the lack of match-winning capabilities of Sachin and Rahul, he also goes on to add for good measure that Indian batmen are known for playing for themselves over the cause of their team.

Though he was suffering from asthma and he was flat footed. Success isn’t easy akhtra avail. You also get to see the side of his which was never in light before.

He was a man who took on everybody who did not accept his greatness, and he won in my opinion, since he did play for Pakistan for 18 years. A heart-to-heart account of the life of a sportsperson.

Thank your Rawalpindi Express! The dressing room reflected what was happening to us on the field. Second last chapter “Where do we go from here” is sad, made be feel bad about the state of cricket in Pakistan. Mithran rated it really liked it Jul 14, Emraan Hashmi penning an autobiography? Oct 16, Bakhsh Rehman rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet.


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Unnecessary use of urdu lines, attempts to add satire when it didn’t fit did to the book what shoaib did to his career. Truly, He is irreplaceable. He insinuates shoaiib Sachin Tendulkar played for his records first and his team next. Mar 08, Abdullah Farooki rated it it was ok Shelves: A great book specially if you are a shoaib akhtar fan really ans inspiring and a must read. His passion, enthusiasm and might I add the typical Leo personality that the whole world revolves around me.

One singularly glaring feature of this autobiography is the controvfrsially self-praise and gloating contained within the covers. The furores artfully drummed up to hawk this book might obscure that it’s a cracking read.

Controversially Yours by Shoaib Akhtar (free pdf)

Shaid Afridi 01 Oct Akhtar has a very complex personality which had faced a lot of discouragement since his childhood. Here he tells his side of the story. As for controversy,Shoaib Akhtar was always in the thick of it during his career and the title of the book is very appropriate. I was completely demoralized and my dreams seemed to lie shattered around me,” he recalled.

His is also the inside story of Pakistan cricket, no holds barred: Focuses on how his attitude has resulted in both successes and controversies along with all the politics with in the Pakistan cricket team and outside.

His passion, enthusiasm and might I add the typical Leo personality When I picked this book up I had expected to read it like a tabloid. While Shoaib tries to be as candid as possible about various controversial issues such as ball tampering he alleges that every bowler tampers with the ball on account of dead trackshis chronically recurring knee, rib and hamstring injuries instances of tubes sticking out of his knees post a surgery and injections being administered directly into the knees are revelatoryelements of such frankness and honesty are unfortunately masked in the maze of vain glorious self-praise.


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Shoaib reveals it all in ‘Controversially Yours’

Honestly though, I didn’t lose any respect for him despite this. Humare jitne bhi star hain, sab zalil hoke nikle hain,” he said.

Shoaib tells us about the anxiety of appearing for domestic cricket trials in Lahore, and the joy of catching the eye of Zaheer Abbas. Harbhajan slams Akhtar for Tendulkar, Dravid remark 24 Sep His harrowing experiences during the riots at Karachi underline the vagaries of life in a volatile country like Pakistan. controversixlly

This self-obsession reaches its peak when he “How many diamonds can you retrieve from one single mine; there has to be an end somewhere. Which definitely sounds like controversiially shoaib we love, hate and admire. Shoaib Akhtar heaps praise on Dhoni and Ganguly in his autobiography 24 Sep His views on everything from his scandals, the PCB, all the allegations towards him in his career are all controversies he talks about. Pakistani cricket system is one of most corrupt departments in Pakistani bureaucracy.

Aug 20, Umesh Kesavan rated it liked it Shelves: Is recommended only for Akhtar fans, rest will find it boring This book was filled with the sort of information you really can’t find elsewhere. I had no idea how bloody difficult a journey this was and how full of shit the people in charge are.