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Ricky Ponting's Captains Diary 2008: A Season of Tests, Turmoil and Twenty20 Diary – 1 Nov 2008
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The Australian team has changed greatly in the past two years. Having lost a number of champions in 2007, a few more stars, most notably Adam Gilchrist, retired in 2008 and here Ponting pays tribute.
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The book, unlike its predecessors, covers a period that Armstrong describes as "one of the most tumultuous 12 months ever experienced by the Australian cricket team." What is the cause of all these crises? The simple answer is Harbhajan Singh. If you want to read that chapter of the sporting relations between India and Australia, this is an important book. This issue had even prompted Ponting and Armstrong to include an element that is unusual for a sportsman's diary. Thirty pages in to this book, we get a chapter entitled "Cricket Australia's Perspective: We Must Consider the Big Picture", from James Sutherland, CEO of Cricket Australia. This is a neat and necessary strategy from Ponting to let his paymasters to have their say.
Once the Harbhajan Singh controversy is out of the way, we are back on the journey of this great Australian side. Within the diary form, Ponting includes mini-articles such as 'The Will To Win'. This gives us an insight into how the young players such as Michael Clarke quickly absorbed the Australian mindset of winning. Ponting says "we love being out there, in the heat of battle, playing the game we love. Training is a buzz, too. So is the realisation that we are constantly learning as we go...Read more ›
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The text is just not coherent and the chapters keep getting mixed throughout the book. Plz reformat this.
I read a page about Michael Hussey and mid sentence the book shifts to Anil Kumble's career before shifting back to Michael Hussey's batting statistics. This is very bad formatting of what could have been a wonderful memoir..
If somebody's listening I want my money back..
Amazon should have some testing of the Books they put for customers to buy