By Steve James
A century has continually had a different resonance, in all walks of lifestyles, 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 truly 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 background and his personal studies, Steve discovers what psychological and actual efforts are required to arrive these magical 3 figures. regardless of his personal haul of forty seven top notch lots, he himself felt from time to time that he was once poorly built for the duty. So figuring out find out how to ranking centuries is an paintings. And bowlers will possibly not agree, yet there particularly is not any larger feeling in cricket.