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The Unquiet Ones (English, Hardcover, Samiuddin Osman)

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The Unquiet Ones  (English, Hardcover, Samiuddin Osman)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • ISBN: 9789350298015, 9350298015
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 526
Description
The definitive history of a cricket team the world loves to watch, but is at a loss to explain The story of Pakistan cricket is dramatic, tortured, heroic and tumultuous. Beginning with nothing after the Partition of 1947 to the jubilation of its victory against England at the Oval in 1954; from earning its Test status and competing with the best to sealing a golden age by winning the World Cup in 1992; from their magic in Sharjah to an era-defining low in the new millennium, Pakistan's cricketing fortunes have never ceased to thrill. This book is the story of those fortunes and how, in the process, the game transformed from an urban, exclusive sport into a glue uniting millions in a vast, disparate country. In its narration, Osman Samiuddin captures the jazba of the men who played for Pakistan, celebrates their headiest moments and many upheavals, and brings to life some of their most famous - and infamous - contests, tours and moments. Ambitious, spirited and often heart breaking, The Unquiet Ones is a comprehensive portrait of not just a Pakistani sport, but a national majboori, a compulsion whose outcome can often surprise and shock, and become the barometer of everyday life in Pakistan, tailing its ups and downs, its moods and character.
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  • HarperSport
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Author Info
  • Osman Samiuddin is a sports writer with The National in Abu Dhabi. He is a former senior editor at ESPNcricinfo, where he still contributes as a columnist and editor of the site's digital magazine, The Cricket Monthly. His work has appeared in a number of publications, including the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, India Today, the Wisden Almanack, The Age (Australia) and Dawn.
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Height
  • 215 mm
Length
  • 140.00 mm
Weight
  • 586 gr
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A great read

This book dosen't just enlighten one about the history of pakistan cricket but about the history of thenation itself. As we read tthrough the book not only do we learn about how cricket spread from being an urban game confined to lahore & karachi to the rural areas and other great facts about cricket but also how the nation rose from the ashes of the partition. The chapters highlighting how the voice of Omar Kureishi as a radio commentator galvanized the entire nation, sydney 1977,waaim akram...
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Swayamprakash Mahesh

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May, 2016

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Worth the money!

Yes, the book may be a bit costly. But hey, it's worth the money. Osman Samiuddin is one of my Favorite writers and he doesn't disappoint on this enthralling retelling on the history of Pakistan cricket!
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Vikram Narayanaswamy

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Jun, 2015

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Fantastic book

Poetic prose, extremely well researched and covering a wide spectrum of socio-political scenario along with cricket. Must read.
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Huzaifa Pandit

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Feb, 2015

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