ISBN: 9781845964511 Publisher: Random HouseYear of publishing: 2009 Format: Paperback
No of Pages: 320 Language: English
With a flamboyant approach to the game on and off the pitch, Australia's greatest bowler Shane Warne is an irresistible cricketing force. In 'Shane Warne's Century', he candidly profiles 100 players from...Read more
With a flamboyant approach to the game on and off the pitch, Australia's greatest bowler Shane Warne is an irresistible cricketing force. In 'Shane Warne's Century', he candidly profiles 100 players from every Test nation who have had the most significant impact on his cricketing life. Warne is famous for having never scoring a Test century, although he came tantalisingly close on several occasions. He now wants to set the record straight by writing about a century of cricketing stars he has encountered during his illustrious career, The famous names featured here include fellow Australian legends Allan Border, Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and Glenn McGrath, as well as adversaries such as Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Jonty Rhodes and Freddie Flintoff. Warne also puts together a dream Test match of those he would have loved to have played alongside versus a team of international legends. Pulling no punches and giving a fascinating insight into the game, Warne serves up highly readable anecdotes and opinions. Throughout the book, Warne covers the serious issues affecting cricket today, such as cheating and match-fixing, and assesses a large number of professional relationships he has enjoyed and endured, including those with Sri Lankan star Arjuna Ranatunga and South African captain Graeme Smith. 'Shane Warne's Century 'is a genuine page-turner by one of cricket's most popular stars and is a must-read for all cricket fans. Read less
About the author: Shane Warne
Shane Warne was born in 1969 in Victoria, Australia, and played his first Test match in 1992. He retired from the international game in 2007.
A breezy aide-memoire of the leading lights of the past two decades" Independent on Sunday