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Shallow and Glib - Just like it's Subject
2 April 2019
When you listen to Shane Warne speak, he hops on from one topic to another without spending enough time on it. He loves to play to the gallery and enjoys living the comforts of the bubble that cricket has provided him. The ideal pairing for him would be a writer who can look past these aspects and push him to talk about what lies underneath that exterior. Mark Nicholas has written this book as a fanboy, not a writer. Mark's autobiography is far more illuminating and highlight's Mark's potential as a cricket writer. Anyone could have written this book and Mark just happened to be the writer. The writing is too simplistic, and everything is entirely black and white.
It's like watching an average high-budget bollywood movie. You sit through it because you have paid for it and don't want to walk out. However, it's a waste of your money and you feel sad because the budget could have utilized to create much better impact had the writer been incentivized to do his job and the subject been more willing to introspect.