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on 13 April 2011
Being a huge Gibbs fan and a bigger Proteas fan this book was a must buy and having waited for 5 months to read it since ordering this book - I am bitterly dissapointed. Any Gibbs fan should steer well clear. He portrays himself as a lads-lad up for a good time. The first half of the book describes his drinking and bedding conquests which are sadly....rather pathetic. The latter half of the book demonstrates aspects of how he has not gelled with senior players since Hansie and only connects with the younger generation i.e Parnell. This is not surprising for someone at 37 years of age who is a living example of Peter Pan. The opinion on Pollack and the 2003 WC was a bit too far and I found myself getting really wound up by this. Some aspects of the book are insightful into his cricket as it is without doubt he was an exceptionally talented player and amazing to watch. Nevertheless, this book has tainted the perception I had of him. If you are a Proteas fan - read Smith's Diary of a Captain and do not read this with rose-tinted glasses.
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on 13 September 2013
Herschelle Gibbs was a talented cricketer, end of story. There's no need to read about his alcohol consumption and wild parting on the eve of crucial international games for South Africa. Given his shallow life off the field even a recognised biographer would have had trouble filling more than a couple of pages.
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on 18 April 2017
happy with my purchase thank you .
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on 13 August 2011
I love reading autobiographies about great games and the inside stories of international cricket. Unfortunately this book is all about girls, drinking,money and sponsorship deals and many points are repeated over and over again. If that's what you want in a book you will like it but if you expect to read about the actual game you will be disappointed.
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on 8 May 2016
Enjoyed this book
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on 22 August 2013
So little in here about the Hansie Cronje controversies, match fixing etc more endless stories about drinking and shagging. A major disappointment. Reads like a schoolboy memoir, poorly ghosted.
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on 26 September 2016
Entertaining read, yet focuses mostly on drinking escapades and articulating disbelief at his alcoholic diagnosis.
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on 19 May 2012
Herschelle was one of South Africa's great modern batsmen & a great entertainer in one day cricket. This is nothing compared to the colourful life this man has led. A great read
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on 18 July 2014
Nice Item
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on 29 June 2014
Covers a bit bent
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