Kevin Pietersen ( ebook ) KP: The Autobiography


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Kevin makes no pretence at being a writer He is a cricketer with a story to telland an interesting story it is As he himself says perhaps there could have been about cricket in the book but that is not why one would want to buy the book It the book but that is not why one would want to buy the book It Kevin s side of the numerous scrapes and arguments that he got into with cricketing administrators and teammates He pulls no punches and tells it the way he saw these events in a clear straightforward manner His writing gives a wonderful insight into the characters of many of the world s top international cricketers and in particular a deep insight into Kevin himself The This is a great read for anyone that wants a real insiders view of a professional sports team And it seems that the type of animosity that existed in the English dressing room isn t that uncommon but it isn t necessarily a recipe for poor performance KP would have ou believe that England were successful in spite of terrible coaching and management and maybe that s true but there are other examples Chicago Bulls where seemingly conflicting players coaches and management can achieve fantastic results This is not an Andy Flower fan story KP gives it to Flower a I would have given this book 3 and a half stars but had to make a have given this book 3 and a half stars but had to make a so because I picked it up readily I plumped for four stars Many of Kevin s gripes do seem to be justified and although he does moan all the way through possibly people like to hear negative things so maybe he just wanted to please and thought his book would sell better He does complain about coach Andy Flower from start to end but I did not have a problem with that although there were some other aspects which seemed inappropriate One example was when he stated the England team absolutely loathed the Australia team but a few pages later says the England cricket team were having a big party and the good old Aussies were also there to brighten the occasion It also became apparent that all of his complaints against people always seemed to be of one ethnicity although he played in the Indian Premier League and Caribbean tournaments People are people were ever ou go is a very well known saying He also did not really explain why the Racial uota forced him to play for England rather than his clearly much beloved South Africa because he really should have played for South Africa and would surely have been a South African regular throughout his career However it was certainly lucky for England they acuired his services even if regular throughout his career However it was certainly lucky for England they acuired his services even if a true Springbok he could never uite give it 100% of everything for England He does appear to an honest guy though and admitted some things which made him look a fool and I thought he was brave to expose and name in his view the England team bully boys I would not nominate this autobiography as my favourite ever book but still worth reading to get an insight into. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLEROutrageous audacious jaw dropping SUNDAY TIMESAn essential read DAILY MAILUtterly captivating DAILY TELEGRAPHHugely entertaining GUARDIANThe fascinating life story of professional cricketer Kevin Pietersen MBE from his childhood in South Africa to his experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricketKevin was dropped. .



KP: The Autobiography

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Kevin Pieterson Not an autobiography More a biography of andy flower and this one individual s Andy Flower and this one individual s against his management style The truth clearly lies somewhere between the two men s stories Will I read Flower s autobiography to redress the balance Probably not Not the most pleasant cricket read ever and anyway the actual true story will pleasant cricket read ever and anyway the actual true story will come out An entertaining read not short of drama There are many good things to say about the book His thoughts on his own style of batting his identity crisis BritishSouth Africanmercenary Some of his opinions on topics like dressing room atmosphere IPL coaching etc are uite insightful However it is uite clear that this comes from an elite player with an axe to grind and confirms KP s flawed genius He truly goes after his detractors highlighting that he isn t to blame for all his misfortunes There are several instances of repeated name calling playing the victim and inconsistent narratives that at worst cast doubt on his credibility and at best highlights his immaturity He could have indeed devoted eual space to the positive facets of his life his batting his key innings as opposed to focussing on one or two signature shots in those innings stuff that people could learn from He has overdone the Andre agassi open style "of candid bios At the end of the day it is what it is an honest personal "candid bios At the end of the day it is what it is an honest personal account of what exactly went wrong and who is to blame A great insight into the life of KP I really hope he gets back into the england team after reading how awfully he got treated by the ECB and Flower Fascinating to hear about the issues inside the changing room and behind the scenes which as a general member of the public we don t often hear about i also didnt know the extent of kp injuries during his career Of course it is all written from his perspective so can seem biased but my opinion on him has been changed hugely He is a genuine cricketer who just wants to play at the highest level for his country All those people calling him a mercenary for making money in the ipl need to wake up and smell the salt Other nations have embraced the ipl and big bash like nz aus india and SA and its no wonder they performed so well in the world cup We are still stuck in our old traditional ways and we have a lot of catching up to do First things first put kp back in at 4 and get our batting line up looking exciting again This is a must read for any cricket lovers Great book and well written If ou are going to give KP credit Searchlight you have to recognise his great talent and perhaps his willingness to shoot his mouth off For me the sad thing about KP is he has strong views about captaincy and management neither of which he has any real record of success to back up his theories No individual should consider themselves bigger than the team He clearly loves being a celebrity as this book demonstrates He. From the England suad in February 2014 seemingly calling time on an international career that began nearly tenears earlier The decision puzzled many observers although the England team had failed miserably in the Ashes tour of 2013 14 Kevin was the tourists leading run scorer across the series and he remains the countrys highest run scorer of all time across all format. Has obviously used this book to attack those he is most bitter about I m a huge KP fan I like him both as a cricketer as well as a person Given that we all have shades of grey it would be inappropriate to expect him to be saintly attitude free It s his mercurial nature would be inappropriate to expect him to be saintly attitude free It s his mercurial nature makes him what he is Unfortunately despite having some mildly shocking revelations the book fails to impress though it does make one glued to it First of all this should never have been called an Autobiography It isn t one It neither covers his full journey nor it goes into details about occurrences apart from the sunset battles While I personally enjoyed following all English cricketers on Twitter and enjoyed the banter KP certainly wasn t enjoying it Sad he thought it that ugly and he certainly knew the inte Full of vitriol and anger A pity that KP didn t wait a little longer before producing this coming as it did mere months after he was sacked from the England team following the disastrous 2013 14 Ashes tour He does leave one feeling like he was a victim and scapegoat of the establishment also having the England captaincy given and taken away again and mismanagement of his knee injury by the ECB s medical team and insurers and there are engaging passages about the 2005 Ashes and other key achievements but overall the book has so much bitterness and hurt along with attacks on individuals and former teammates that one wonders if it wouldn t have been better to wait 2 or 3 Krlovstv Za Botu years to gain some perspective on these issues I am not sure that this book adds value to anything except KP s bank balance Cricket does not benefit and nobody will want to read it tenears from now Such a talented sportsman and et it feels like it a story of a spoiled little boy trying to justify what happened You don t need to the statistics tell the story KP lets have a book about cricket from a great player Great batsman at his best but one of the most tedious cricket books I ve ever readJust one long moan with seemingly everyone at fault of the most tedious cricket books I ve ever readJust one long moan with seemingly everyone at fault KP himselfWho knows what really went on Certainly not me after reading this but with everyone from Strauss and Flower to Anderson Broad Prior and Swann repeatedly demonised one can only wonder who was really at faultGood book for those who want a one sided account of the soap opera that is modern Test cricket but for real cricket fans just a sad and depressing indictment of a very flawed individual and possibly the England cricket set up as a whole An interesting read for any cricket fan who doesn t mind most of the content to be negative and almost a book To Name And Shame Those Who KP Felt Treated Him name and shame those who KP felt treated him book oozes resentment and paints a rather bad set up for the management of the England suadAside from that it sounds like he has a great lovely family setup who ve helped him through his horrendous time playing for Englan. S of the gameKevin reveals all in his autobiography telling the stories behind the many other highs and lows of his incredible career Giving readers the full story of his life from his childhood in South Africa to his experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket KP is an autobiography that entertains and fascinates readers in eual measure.

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