One of Australian cricket's biggest names talks candidly about his life - friends, enemies, team mates, tragedies, regrets, and the incredible highs and lows of an astounding career in cricket - in this refreshingly honest and engaging autobiography From his first game of street cricket to the thrill of being picked to play for his country, here is one of Australian cricket's most fascinating stories. Two World Cup triumphs, a notorious outburst that saw him banned among a media frenzy, missing the opening matches of the 2003 World Cup, the tragic death of his close friend David Hookes, countless centuries, and now long-overdue recognition as one of the most powerful batsman around. Darren Lehmann's story is a fascinating one for all cricket fans.
Darren Lehmann was a prolific run-scorer at domestic level in Australia and England before becoming coach of the Australian cricket team. As a free-scoring left-hander, Lehmann treated spectators to an audacious mixture of aggression and deft finesse. Due to the abundance of talented batsmen in Australia in the 1990s and early 2000s Lehmann had played more first-class games and scored more runs than any other Australian (except Mike Hussey) before making his Test debut in 1998. He establishing himself in the Australia side at 33 with a maiden hundred at Port-of-Spain in his tenth Test, and then two against both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the next 12 months. Lehmann was more often in Australia's one-day international team and in 1999 he hit the winning runs in the World Cup final and he was also a key member of the side that defended the title four years later.