By Tim Lane, Elliot Cartledge
Advanced, prickly and fiercely self reliant, Peter Roebuck turned referred to as a firstclass cricketer in England, rose to repute the world over as a author and broadcaster and eventually divided his time among Australia and South Africa.
His long-standing feud with one of many greatest names within the activity was once as notorious because it was once rancorous. He engendered a common and constant 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 demise used to be horrific.
In a striking 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 relations, the authors have pieced jointly the fragments of a frequently remarkable but uneasy lifestyles – and demonstrate the way it all unravelled.
'In some ways, he used to be at his happiest speaking approximately and writing concerning the online game. It used to be the remainder of existence he didn't rather master.' The Times
Tim Lane is a broadcaster and columnist with vast 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 commonly approximately recreation, track and trip around the globe. this is often his 3rd activities ebook.
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Chasing Shadows: The Life & Death of Peter Roebuck by Tim Lane, Elliot Cartledge