I was at Edgbaston the day that Ponting scored his 10,000th Test Run and the applause round the ground was testament to the regard in which he was held as a cricketer. I didn't like Ponting as a man, but I respected him as a cricketer, but this book changed that.
This is a fascinating book about an enigmatic and complex man. Ponting comes across as a top man, utterly driven in his desire to be the very best he can. This book also offers an intriguing insight into the Australian mentality about sports and the desire to win at all costs. Packed full of anecdote about some of the great cricketers of the modern generation, including Warne, Gilchrist, Tendulkar and Lara, this offers a no holds barred look behind the scenes of international cricket, through the eyes of one of the true greats of the game.
When I finished the book I was satisfied that I had read it, and would recommmend it to any cricket fan. A jolly good read all round.