By Paul Nixon, Jon Colman
From Gower to Flintoff, Waugh to Vaughan, Cronje to Pietersen, Paul Nixon has shared a dressing room with the most evocative names in foreign and family cricket—and usually enraged them at the box of play. The wicketkeeper, referred to as his sport’s so much prolific "sledger," has collected greater than twenty years of news from his profession on the center of the sport and now finds them in mostly outspoken variety. From "Fredalo" to match-fixing, Nixon has skilled one of the most infamous episodes in cricket heritage, possesses strident evaluations at the online game, and has a tune list of good fortune within the English top quality online game and the Twenty20 revolution. With an emphasis on off-the-field anecdotes, Nixon additionally lays naked the character that led the Australian legend Steve Waugh to check him to "a mosquito humming round within the evening, that should be swatted yet regularly escapes."
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