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Imran Khan

Imran Khan has led  a wide and varied life and deserves a definitive biography.

Bibek Bhattacharya | Print Edition: January 10, 2010

Imran Khan has led a wide and varied life, but only one aspect of his life has defined him till now—that of a cricketer. A heartthrob to millions around the world, both for his dashing good looks and his cricketing prowess, he is currently in the middle of his latest innings as a vociferous politician in Pakistan.

If only for his cricketing exploits, this man deserved a definitive biography, and he seems to have got one in Christopher Sandford's book. Khan boasts of a kaleidoscopic social life and the biography touches on every aspect of it.

From his days as a privileged graduate at Oxford to his early days in cricket and his halcyon days in the '80s when he led Pakistan to numerous glories and also emerged as the best all-rounder in the game. Sandford is an acclaimed biographer and he brings all of his considerable skills to bear upon his subjects. Low on revelations, but high on detail, this is an absorbing book.

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