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.
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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!
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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.
However, towards the end of the book you feel that the brothers were a comfortable lot and their comfort level with each other made them men of fewer words. He brings out his equation with his partner really well and also acknowledges contribution of his team mates, friends and family in his development. The dressing room practices of the team shared in the book are an interesting read. Like a typical Steve Waugh innings, the book gradually picks up intensity and pace and once its settles it is a lengthy stay.
We expect some breakthrough theory, some innovations from him every time when he talks cricket and the man keeps it simple and engaging. Apr 25, Saravana rated it it was amazing.
If you are a cricket fan,go and grab this book now or else you are not exposed completely to what cricket is all about. The book that reveals the heart of a man who was one of the architechts of the Australian success in Cricket.
Stephen Rodger Waugh is one of those very few cricketers whose life is a lesson itself He is a genius,not by birth ,but acuqired it through sheer grit,perseverence and hardwork. The book is foreworded by our very own Rahul Dravid who sums up everything in his last few wo If you are a cricket fan,go and grab this book now or else you are not exposed completely to what cricket is all about.
The book is foreworded by our very own Rahul Dravid who sums up everything in his last few words "When I hit the winning runs in Adelaide,Steve found the ball and handed it to me. I still have it and it is signed by him.
Honesty is one thing that any true fan of him expects from him and he does not disappoint his fans. The match fixing incident,the controversial catch in WestIndies,the indifferences with ACB and every other things that an ordinary cricket fan wants to know about the life on the field, is beautifully presented.
The facts like one of his 'backyard pitches' near his home produced enormous turn that actually made mark waugh to make that mid-wicket shot his very own,Steve Waugh's description of his character of wanting to be the best but not wanting to get the attension,how Shane Warne predicted the Gibbs dropped catch at the world cup are just amazing.
It is sure for sure that the book elevates our stand as a true cricket fan one step higher and help us understand how onw has to out of his comfort zone to acheive greatness..
Dec 30, Manny rated it it was amazing. He has revealed the discussions in the team meetings, the wild celebrations after wins, the sadness lurking around after losses, how he bent the team rules as a youngster, his tiffs with his teammates and the opposition, the changing dynamics of the Australian team while it underwent changes in terms of coaches and the bickering with the cricket board while the players formed their association.
Even the parts about his life outside cricket, like his association with Udayan, the relationship with his family and his excursions on different countries, are very impressive. As a Mark Waugh fan, I looked forward to what Steve had to say about the apparent lack of conversations between them and I wasn't disappointed. As a writer, Steve is exceptionally good. I especially loved the metaphors sprinkled throughout the text.
The book is a must read for anybody who followed cricket in the 90s. PS: The afterword written by Lynette Steve's wife is not to be missed. It's so nice to see Steve write throughout about her as the main supporting force behind his successes while she talks everything down as being "just an ordinary person who did what had to be done".