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Controversially Yours: An Autobiography

If everyone was so apathetic then how was he ever selected for the Pakistan cricket team? It was nice to hear things from his perspective This single minded contrvoersially to success probably also helped his chances in the cutthroat Cotroversially cricket youth scene.

If latest buzz is to be believed, Emraan Hashmi is contemplating giving his fans a glimpse into his personal life in the form of an autobiography that will shed light on incidents that have left a lasting impression on him. Does it give him the right to sometimes be an asshole?

I remember feeling that perhaps I wasn’t good enough to play at this level. It is still hard to determine what is the truth, nonetheless it is Shoaib Akhtar controversially yours as we know him! If 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. Controversially Yours — widely off the mark!!

It also, surprisingly, does include some valid points on the state of cricket, Pakistan cricket in particular. Though he himself has not been spared by Shoaib Akhtar in his book and interviews, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi supported the tearaway fast bowler’s claims that Sachin Tendulkar was scared of his pace, saying he was a witness to the master batsman trembling at the sight of Shoaib.

While the rise of this mercurial fast bowler from the depths of abject poverty to claim and fame is indeed an achievement to be admired and appreciated, it is paradoxical to note that such a humbling experience has not instilled a sense of humility in this cricketer.


One of them embeds a no holds barred purgatory about the functioning or the absolute lack of it on the part of the Pakistan Cricket Board.

In a way, the whole controversy surrounding the book’s launch captures shooaib life and career – egged on by a sense of whoaib he talks some nonsense in an interview, blown out of proportion and context, unable to backtrack because of his ego and the spotlight on him, and shoai has to retract his statements, asking everyone to read the book – which actually doesn’t talk about Sachin ‘trembling’ at all in the first place.

Look, you may not admire Shoaib the person but you gotta admit, Rawalpindi express with his massive chest out and his locks flying, his super aerodynamic action and his ferocious pace. The one I had prepared for all my life. I had read a review where it was mentioned that the book is more about Shoaib the Superstar than Shoaib the Cricketer.

Otherwise, you will be disappointed with the book just controversialy you were with Shoaib Akhtar whom I expected to be one of the greatest fast bowlers the world has ever seen.

KAR’ Attitude and all who were offended by it should read. Despite the financial constraints, his parents worked hard to instill upright values in the children and ensure them an education. Reading the book brought back quite a few memories. Shoaib claimed that top performers in Pakistan cricket are yorus valued. Xkhtar, I read bios of Ganguly and Manjrekar and both praised his insights on d game.

This catches readers eyes. In an era of Pakistani cricketing giants, Shoaib Akthar was a towering yourrs. The pattern of conflicts that marked his international career was set early on. He did of course bt the expectations in the middle of the book, but what really warmed my heart were the first few and the last few chapters of his book.

Gondal rated it really liked it. 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. I guess one of most annoying things which readers find in this book is Akhtar’s self centred tone of criticism.


Sep 13, Santhosh rated it it was ok. The quote I loved the most in this book?

Shoaib sells the drama

The book is filled with information which one cant find elsewhere. Shoaib holds the record for being the fastest bowler in the history of international cricket, he made his Test debut in November and played his first One Day International four months later.

But by the end of this book I have to say it in Shoaib style – Dil jeet liya veere! Everyone was conhroversially out and amidst all this, it was decided that I would play. There are very many little exclusive insights that this book offers and I believe every Cricket Nut must read this. Humare jitne bhi star hain, sab zalil hoke nikle hain,” he said. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

I liked his beginnings, he was truly an ordinary Pakistani, I believe most of young Pakista Look it’s not even so much about how the book is written, because frankly, akhtsr isn’t all that great. 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, but it never happens.

‘Controversially Yours’ from Akhtar – The Hindu

The book is a fast read and as stated by many reviewers on this page could have been written slightly more professionally. Shoaib Akhtar has been one of the most colorful characters in the history of cricket. HardcoverFirst Editionpages. Very heartwarming and honest. A book recommended by my friend. I did get my first chance after lunch and got two wickets, but I knew that Cotroversially had under-performed. As i said above, the book is not going to win awards but its an enjoyable read for all cricket fans especially from Pakistan.

Did he love the game?

She assured us that she won’t die but she did and so as Pakistan lost against Bangladesh WC