Now that the cricketer who dominated airwaves and headlines for twenty years has turned full-time celebrity, his sporting conquests and controversies are receding into the past. But what was it like to watch Warne at his long peak, the man of a thousand international wickets, the incarnation of Australian audacity and cheek?
Gideon Haigh lived and loved the Warne era, when the impossible was everyday, and the sensational every other day. In On Warne, he relives the highs, the lows, the fun and the follies. Drawing on interviews conducted with Warne over the course of a decade, and two decades of watching him play, Haigh assesses this greatest of sportsmen as cricketer, character, comrade, newsmaker and national figure – a natural in an increasingly regimented time, a simplifier in a growingly complicated world. The result is a whole new way of looking at Warne, at sport, and at Australia.
Winner: 2013 Jack Pollard Literary Award (Australian Cricket Society), & the 2013 UK Cricket Society and MCC Book of the Year
About the Author
Gideon Haigh has been writing about sport and business for more than twenty-seven years. Out of the Running: The 2010 Ashes Series is his twenty-fourth book; he has edited six others, including The Penguin Book of Ashes Anecdotes. Haigh lives in Melbourne with wife Charlotte, daughter Cecilia and cat Trumper.
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 20th November 2013
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.1 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1