The Art of Centuries

The Art of Centuries

Steve James


A century has consistently had a different resonance, in all walks of existence, and none extra so than in cricket. Scoring a hundred runs is the final word for a batsman. As former England captain Andrew Strauss admits, it really is tremendously demanding to do; for Ricky Ponting, it is a transformational second within the profession of a cricketer. Or within the phrases of Geoffrey Boycott, "a century has its personal magic." In The paintings of Centuries, Steve James applies his award-winning forensic perception to the very center of batting. via interviews with the prime run-scorers in cricket heritage and his personal reports, Steve discovers what psychological and actual efforts are required to arrive these magical 3 figures. regardless of his personal haul of forty seven firstclass plenty, he himself felt every now and then that he was once poorly outfitted for the duty. So figuring out the way to ranking centuries is an artwork. And bowlers would possibly not agree, yet there rather is not any greater feeling in cricket.

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