By Tim Lane, Elliot Cartledge
Advanced, prickly and fiercely self sustaining, Peter Roebuck grew to become often called a first-class cricketer in England, rose to popularity across the world 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 was once rancorous. He engendered a common and dependable following for fearlessly wading into controversies – match-fixing, corruption, rotten governments – that left him uncovered and weak. on the finish, he used to be accused of sexual attack and the character of his demise was once horrific.
In a notable story that spans a number of continents, an uncompromising research and unflinching tales from the likes of Steve Waugh, Rahul Dravid, Mike Atherton, Gideon Haigh, Ian Chappell, Jonathan Agnew and participants of the Roebuck kin, the authors have pieced jointly the fragments of a regularly tremendous but uneasy existence – and exhibit the way it all unravelled.
'In some ways, he used to be at his happiest speaking approximately and writing concerning the video game. It was once the remainder of existence he didn't particularly master.' The Times
Tim Lane is a broadcaster and columnist with wide event 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 greatly approximately game, song and commute around the globe. this is often his 3rd activities ebook.
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