Complex, prickly and fiercely self reliant, Peter Roebuck turned referred to as a firstclass cricketer in England, rose to popularity the world over as a author and broadcaster and finally divided his time among Australia and South Africa.
His long-standing feud with one of many greatest names within the recreation was once as notorious because it used to be rancorous. He engendered a frequent and dependable following for fearlessly wading into controversies – match-fixing, corruption, rotten governments – that left him uncovered and susceptible. on the finish, he used to be accused of sexual attack and the character of his dying was once horrific.
In this uncompromising research that spans a number of continents, and contours unflinching stories from the likes of Steve Waugh, Rahul Dravid, Mike Atherton, Gideon Haigh, Ian Chappell, Jonathan Agnew and contributors of the Roebuck kin, the authors have pieced jointly the fragments of a frequently exceptional but uneasy lifestyles – and display the way it all unravelled.
'In many ways, he used to be at his happiest conversing approximately and writing in regards to the online game. It was once the remainder of existence he did not relatively master.' The Times
Tim Lane is a broadcaster and columnist with wide adventure within the digital and print media. He labored along Peter Roebuck on the Australian Broadcasting company for twelve years.
Elliot Cartledge is a author and editor from Melbourne, Australia who has written generally approximately recreation, song and trip around the globe. this is often his 3rd activities book.
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