Overview for Cutting Edge: My Autobiography
Javed Miandad took the cricket world by storm when he burst onto the international scene in 1976-77. Loud yet contemplative, fiercely defiant, tenacious, and singularly focused on success, he captured the popular imagination like no other Pakistani batsman. For nearly tow decades, he dominated the batting scene for his country, compiling one of the game's greatest batting resumes. His feats brought Pakistan into a golden age in its cricketing history when the team started winning overseas and became recognized as one of the best in the world. In the twilight of his career, when many had written him off, Miandad produced a series of crucial batting performances in the 1992 World Cup that eventually saw Pakistan take the title for the first time. He later returned to international cricket as the national coach and guided Pakistan to famous Test victories in India.Despite his achievements, Miandad never lacked for critics. Always enigmatic, often misunderstood, he was never far from controversy. In this riveting autobiography, written in the same no-nonsense style with which he batted, Javed Miandad finally speaks out.From the streets of Karachi to the great Test centres of the world, from schoolboy wonder to batting legend and international hero, from an enthusiastic rookie to the architect of a nation's cricketing fortunes-here is the Miandad story, in his own words.REVIEWSSecretly we had always wanted Miandad on our side.-India TodayAn enthralling insight into the world of Javed Miandad and Pakistan cricket.-Wisden Asia CricketAn outspoken piece of writing.-Dawn (Books and Authors)The best thing about the book is the refreshing simplicity of language.-Hindustan TimesHas all the strokes in the cricket book.-M J Akbar, Gulf NewsA hard-hitting autobiography.-The Cricketer PakistanCutting Edge is making a lot of news.