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Autobiography of cricketer Steve Waugh. The book includes color and b& w photos and extensive details of his best matches including the Ashes. A short extract from a chapter in Steve Waugh's autobiography for the purposes of discussion on the topic of Download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd. Rarely does a truly great player reveal as much of himself and his sport as does Steve Waugh in his long awaited autobiography. "Out of my Comfort Zone" is a.
However, regardless of which side of the fence you happen to be, the one thing that you cannot deny is the fact that they are, without fear of contradiction, the number one side in the world in both forms of the game. The Australian brand of cricket is professional, ruthless and bold. They would rather lose trying to win than play for a draw. And win they do, with a consistency to be admired and one that is unmatched by their rivals. In developing their winning culture, they have transformed the way test cricket is played and have become the benchmark for the chasing pack.
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No notes for slide. This is my turf. Finally, he gave us a chance on , but the damage had been well and truly been done both on the scoreboard and through the mind games he had played. By the time we had a chance to bat. The pitch had started to crumble, and although it played okay once a batsman got used to its pace and turn, the initial stages of the innings came down to a mixture of skill 2 and good fortune.
Patience was the basis of my plan to score runs, but after 11 balls of uncertainty the umpire imagined there were six stumps instead of the usual three and sent me on my way for a big fat zero. Seconds later, as I contemplated my actions, only the room attendants remained in the room. My teammates had seen the dark mood and had left me as quickly as possible to wallow in self-pity at my wretched luck.
Then just as quickly, I snapped out of it, totally embarrassed at my trail of destruction and the poor attitude I was carrying around. Meanwhile, an international incident was brewing. We have to let the world know what is going on! After a rest day, controversy just kept on coming, peaking with the farcical dismissal of Peter Taylor in our second innings.
Having showed stubborn resistance in the first innings for 54 not out, he was told by AB to keep his gear on and go straight back out to open the batting with Geoff Marsh after Javed enforced the follow-on. Again Peter looked the goods, leaving as many deliveries alone as possible and kicking away balls he didn't have to play at, until he was 'undone' by their designated shine remover and wicket scuffer, Aamer Malik.
Bowling around the wicket, Malik got one to jump off a length, but PT withdrew his bat and allowed the ball to bounce off his thigh guard and loop into the hands of Ijaz Ahmed at short leg. The umpire met the inevitable orchestrated appeal from the Pakistanis with a shake of the head - we'd finally got one to go our way - but then, under the intense pressure of a continued shout from the fieldsmen and bowler, suddenly the finger went up.
This sent our viewing room into meltdown.
Even the mild-mannered, clear-thinking Taylor remonstrated with Malik for having the temerity to appeal and then to carry it on until the decision was reversed.
Only the calmest of temperaments and clearest of thinkers could hope to do well now, for the atmosphere in the room was charged with negativity and distrust. I waited for my turn in the middle as if I was about to be summoned to the electric chair.
Great for a doorstop Nov 30, Amith Guthi rated it really liked it. I'd say - a lot! Steve Waugh to me was the model cricketer. Tough, relentless and committed to the teams objective.
He was not as graceful as his brother or Brian Lara, he was not as much fun as Shane Warne was or Kevin Pietersen is, he was far from being as entertaining as Gilchrist is but even after all these 'deficiencies' he to my eyes wa so, what can you learn from Australian Cricket team's most successful captain?
He was not as graceful as his brother or Brian Lara, he was not as much fun as Shane Warne was or Kevin Pietersen is, he was far from being as entertaining as Gilchrist is but even after all these 'deficiencies' he to my eyes was one of the 10 best players to ever play the sport.
It is a very honest portrayal of everything Steve would go through from his humble beginnings to the pinnacle of his career, i. Nov 14, Abdullah Farooki rated it really liked it Shelves: For a man who remained aloof and emotionally detached, the book does give a lot of insight behind the thinking process that went about playing his game and his captaincy. It was really hard to put the book down for even a minute! Very entertaining and insightful! Like his cricket - not very attractive, but very effective and educational about the man and the sport.
Jul 19, Aseem Deshpande rated it it was ok.
Not the best book in the family, either. Oct 08, Tony rated it really liked it.
I decided to reread this book and as it is about pages long that decision was not taken lightly. First of all it s a cricket book, an Australian cricket book which is almost encyclopaedic in nature. There are some fascinating parts and parts of cricket history which are laid out bare.
Being a Steve Waugh fan, I really enjoyed it but I could understand if someone else described it as tedious. All up it is a very well written and interesting book which all Australian cricket nuts would love to I decided to reread this book and as it is about pages long that decision was not taken lightly. All up it is a very well written and interesting book which all Australian cricket nuts would love to read.
Nov 05, Ashutosh Dikshit rated it really liked it.
A very well written magnum opus, which encapsulates all that is good about Steve Waugh, a modern batting legend. Dec 03, Nitin Jagtap rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Steve 'Tugga' Waugh or Iceman Steve as he was popularly known never had the talent of a Tendulkar or the Charisma of Shane Warne nor was he intimidating on the field like McGrath nor was he as flamboyant as Jayasuriya but if you look into what he has achieved in his nearly 20 years of cricket you will easily acknowledge Steve as one of the greatest to have played the game, his sheer grit, discipline and never say die attitude is something cricket fans will speak for generations.
This book is qui Steve 'Tugga' Waugh or Iceman Steve as he was popularly known never had the talent of a Tendulkar or the Charisma of Shane Warne nor was he intimidating on the field like McGrath nor was he as flamboyant as Jayasuriya but if you look into what he has achieved in his nearly 20 years of cricket you will easily acknowledge Steve as one of the greatest to have played the game, his sheer grit, discipline and never say die attitude is something cricket fans will speak for generations.
This book is quite detailed I would say really detailed and is spread over pages but still worth a look for anybody having interest not only in cricket but in general about sports leadership and management. I can only imagine what it means to win the Ashes for the Aussies or the English only after reading this book, the intensity in which the Ashes are played seem to be much more than a typical India VS Pakistan match.
Many epic test matches and incidents over the 80S , 90s and 00S take you back down memory lane, most notable amongst them are the Chennai test against India which ended in a tie, the Trinidad and Tobago test against the windies and the famous face off he had with Ambrose, the Eden Gardens test against India which saw the heroic innings from VVS and Dravid, the Adelaide test which again saw VVS and Dravid get the better of the Aussies and the infamous incident involving McGrath and Sarwan.
Steve has also shared some memorable moments in the book, insights into Australian Cricket culture, the loneliness of being a captain, the highs and lows associated with the success and failures of your team, winning the prestigious Laureus award , playing the Ashes, the Frank Worrell Trophy version of Ashes aginst the Windies , his association with Udayan a NGO based out of Kolkatta and his love for India initially it was love to hate , his first meeting with Mother Teresa , the bribing and match fixing controversies that rocked the cricketing world which involved senior layers from India, Pakistan , Australia and South Africa.
The resurrection of Australian cricket under John Buchanan and Waugh himself is something worth going through, it offers lots of life lessons, be it on team play, strategy, planning fitness and discipline something that the previous generation of Aussie cricketers had not taken very seriously.
Some nice little superstitions which cricketers follow, Steve himself had this red handkerchief which he always carried with him while playing right from the days he started playing for Australia in mid 80s till the day he retired, he was so particular about it that in one of Ashes tour in England he had forgotten it back home and was going through a rough patch on the field, he immediately asked for this hankie to be couriered to him to England.
If you want to know the life story of an inspiring sportsman and what it takes to become one, do read this book. Mar 13, Mudit Sood rated it really liked it.
The Australian cricketer Steve Waugh started his career as a bowler who could also bat at the lower middle order. Contrary to the 'stone cold' image in the public, he often struggled with his mind doubting his own capabilities in the game. He battled through his negative thoughts in his career to emerge out as one of the greatest cricketers of all time and also one of the most successful Australian batsman and captain.
The first time I held this book in my hands it sent goosebumps down my body. I The Australian cricketer Steve Waugh started his career as a bowler who could also bat at the lower middle order. I could feel this enormous pages strong volume breathing of life in my hands just like a horcrux would do.
The book is so carefully crafted right from the outer cover to the magnificently easy to comprehend language and the pictures taken out of Steve's personal tour albums throughout the world.
It had a very distinct personal touch to it, the kind which establishes a direct contact between the reader and the legend himself. The book starts off with an 'explosive' foreword written by batting maestro Rahul Dravid, followed by one written by Steve's friend Tim May. It takes you through his childhood, the formative years of his cricketing career, the breakthrough, the two decades of Aussie cricket, his struggles with himself, his long struggles with the Australian cricketing body, his view about different countries, sledging, the different events in the cricketing world which took place during his career, his philosophies about life in general and most importantly you'll get to witness first hand from Waugh himself - the transformation of the Australian cricket team which was in disarray in the middle of the 80s before the world cup under the leadership of Allan Border to becoming the best cricketing side in the early s under his own leadership..
The entire book was peppered with happenings from his personal life marriage, kids etc. Many people in India have criticized this book for being too harsh in his comments about the living conditions and the poverty of the country.
I believe he gave an honest picture of the country. Imagine a young guy who lived his entire life in a highly developed country like Australia coming out and playing in a developing country like India.
He'll definitely witness massive changes in his surroundings and this is what he has portrayed in the book. He doesn't criticize the country, he just gives a first hand account of what the country looked like to him when he stayed there for the first few times. And I believe most of us Indians would agree with his views.
It's just that we're either too embarrassed to accept it or we're too ignorant about the realities of our country. On the brighter side, reading about his work for Udayan in Kolkata was very heart touching. I really enjoyed reading this book. The detailed tour analysis and the tid-bits the other side of the cricket away from the field taken out of the countless tour diaries maintained by Steve Waugh throughout his career makes this book which dwarfs the Oxford dictionary in size an engaging read.
It'll give a cricket enthusiast a word by word 'visual' of almost 20 years of pure Australian cricket. A must read! Link to my blog: Sep 22, Kristian Brockmann rated it really liked it. A truly tremendous sporting account and one of the greatest accompaniments to summer that a sports fan could discover. Revealing, yes, insightful too, and Steve tells some hidden tales on leading Australia's greats in a game at times tough and always testing.
From Border's days and the Chappel era we could all associate with days long and hot in the backyard and the awesome climb to the pinnacle of a baggy green cap and representing our nation.
Most impressive though were the thoughtful moments A truly tremendous sporting account and one of the greatest accompaniments to summer that a sports fan could discover.
Most impressive though were the thoughtful moments where Stephen was inspiring the team with music, team huddles and tips on gameplay, which although seemingly incongruous evolved into his record as Australian cricket's most successful captain. The glory of a century at the crease gained some appreciation and an understanding of the achievement, developing over a long career. With a test cricketer's glory were invoked memories of days of cricket for Sydney, a premiership and days with mates in Meadowbank inspired by Australia's best.
And yet, through all of the honours of cricket, the times are told of a down to earth Aussie bloke with an everyday life and a real gem of an innings.
His family with his brothers, folks, partner and children are the most important through it all. He's known too for being an all-rounder and with twin brilliance with Mark Waugh and their individual selections to Australia. I could really appreciate the celebrations with Southern Comfort, as it's a favourite, and developed a sympathy for the times he found with Lynette, a high school girlfriend, whilst managing the responsibilities of the sport.
Their times together are treasured through marriage and family and the reader can understand his true character through an epilogue by Lynette and his revelations throughout the biography of what is a private life too. When he writes, which seems fairly often, he writes well. A really easy to read story on a favourite topic and well recommended. Great for those who love the game and certainly worthy of a tremendous cheer from an avid reader.
Bravo Stephen Waugh. Out of my Comfort Zone was one of the most relevant books I've discovered.
And thank you, marvellous effort that! Nov 05, Mayank rated it really liked it. This is a Cricketing biography in its truest sense and Steve Waugh talks about his struggles through injury and form issues and admits some of his fears. His experiences through India with the Udayan initiative and the other parts of the world, his confrontation with the board and absolute transformation to being 'The Invincibles' are engaging read.
He uses clever and very subtle humor when talking about cricketing A stalwart, Steve Waugh epitomizes Aussie and the much revered Baggy Green spirit. He uses clever and very subtle humor when talking about cricketing issues and also when talking about some of his peers and team mates.
It is amazing that he cracks the greatest cricketing code with the simplest of formula: Work ethic and attitude and these define Steve Waugh.
What is really missed in the book is his equation with his brothers and specially his twin. In fact, the book very briefly brings the contrast in the two and also talks about the assumed sibling rivalry during childhood days. It appears that neither of them was exactly comfortable with their identity as twins.
The Waugh brothers really played a defining role in the Aussie game and it would have been great had he shared his and his brother's reaction.