Exert from Forward by: Richie Benaud OBE
There are myriad publications celebrating the incomparable game of cricket and its players. However, rarely does a cricket book delve deeper into the underlying humanity of those players. Their strengths, weaknesses, philosophies, transgressions, motivational influences - in essence their character - is often passed over in the hurly-burly of documenting competitive play. Yet is a player’s character that ultimately determines the level of admiration from the fans.
In Champions, Mike Coward has skilfully extracted from the players the essential character required to be successful both on and off the field at the elite level. Reflective and insightful, Coward has teased out of each interviewee their personal and private stories.