Waqar's book is too damn expensive. I just dont understand why a 200 page book should cost so much. Just trying to cash in on his name - not as a writer unfortunately
Yeah I meant Wasim and Waqar, they're quite often referred to as the two W's in Pakistan and even outside of it.
Is the one about both W's the one that Imran Khan contributed to?
Tracing the careers of the Pakistani fast bowlers, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, this book looks at their rise to prominence and their effect on the national team. They both discuss fame, playing in Tests and county matches, and the stress and injuries which arise from playing non-stop cricket.
Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, Imran Khan's fast-bowling protegees, have helped to make the Pakistan cricket team as formidable opponents to England as the West Indians. Wasim was discovered by chance at the Pakistan annual cricket camp, and in 1985 he played his first Test Match at the age of l8. Waqar was spotted by Imran and had instant success in Test cricket. The book traces the development of their success and popularity, and their effect on the national team. They both speak about their careers, fame, playing for Pakistan and in English county matches, and the stress and injuries which arise from playing non-stop cricket. A chapter added for this edition reflects on Pakistan's controversial England tour in 1992.
They may have mentioned it i thought. I could be wrong of course.
Thanks for that. I wish there were more Pakistani players' biographies out there that were worth a read. The Wasim and Waqar one, as Archie said, doesn't go far enough into their careers, so I might give it a miss. Have you read Miandad's The Cutting Edge by any chance?
Archie, has anyone done a review yet on Line and Strength - the new Glenn McGrath book. If not I'm happy to do a review. From what I've read so far it is better than some other cricket books I've read lately.
PS I know I still owe you a review on the new Daniel Vettori book. It's in the pipeline!
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