Current Affairs May 2019 - Books and Authors


1 - Shahid Afridi co-authored his autobiography titled, Game Changer with journalist Wajahat S Khan

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi, former captain of the ‘Pakistan national cricket team’ wrote his autobiography titled, ‘Game Changer’ will unveil answers to the much-contemplated questions about him.

Afridi is popularly known as ‘Boom Boom’ and holds the world record for the fastest ODI (One Day International) century in 37 deliveries.

He also holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket.

The book has been co-authored by Afridi and journalist Wajahat S Khan.

Game Changer’, among the other revelations, unveils the fact as to how the cricketer’s hobby of swinging the bat eventually turned out to become his career.

About Shahid Afridi

Born: 1975

Born in: Khyber Agency, Pakistan

ODI debut: 2 October 1996 v Kenya

Last ODI: 20 March 2015 v Australia

Test debut: 22 October 1998 v Australia

T20I debut: 28 August 2006 v England

2 - Former basketball player, Lamar Odom launched a new book 'Darkness to light'

Lamar Odom

Former American professional basketball player, Lamar Odom, aged 39, launched a new book titled 'Darkness to light'.

The book reveals the dark secrets of his life.

He is the ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, an American media personality, socialite, model, businesswoman and entrepreneur.

In his book, he has opened up about his relationship with ex-wife Khloe Kardashian, his difficult childhood, past overdoses and addictions to drugs, alcohol, and sex.

As a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA), he won NBA championships in 2009 and 2010 and was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011.

Odom played on the United States national team, winning a bronze medal in the Olympics in 2004 and a gold medal in the FIBA World Championship.

Odom fell into a coma and was hospitalized with life-threatening medical problems.

Odom has since recovered from his health scare and obtained drug treatment.

About Lamar Odom

Born: November 6, 1979

Nationality: American