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Thoughtful and incisive yet a little understated,
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This review is from: Driving Ambition - My Autobiography (Kindle Edition)
No doubt one of the best captains and openers in modern times, Andrew Strauss helped to steer England to success in the 2005, 2009 and 2010-11 Ashes, becoming only the third England captain to win home and away Ashes series. His autobiography mirrors his captaincy - thoughtful and incisive yet a little understated. Strauss is happy to put the spotlight on his own career and his rise to the England ranks despite his early cricketing career being anything but remarkable. He also takes us through the stresses of being and England player and the losses of form he suffered a couple of times in his career. However, this book lacks any great revelations or behind-the-scenes gossip that wasn't already known. The controversies that Strauss had to deal with as captain are glossed over - in particular, he didn't have a great relationship with Kevin Pietersen, but Strauss avoids the temptation to put the boot in on his former teammate. That's an admirable reflection on Strauss as a person, but it leaves the reader with the impression that the full story hasn't been told yet.