The title of Sir Curtly Ambrose's autobiography, 'Time To Talk', befits a man who followed up bowling extremely quickly for the West Indies with hardly saying a word off the field.
He was part of the enormously successful West Indies team in the 1980s and 1990s and topped the ICC rankings during his career which saw him play 98 Tests and 176 One-Day Internationals.
Throughout his career, he hardly spoke to the media, often only doing so to turn down their interview requests.
Small wonder then, that "Curtly talks to no one," has become synonymous with him.
In his autobiography, written with Richard Sydenham, he tells the story of his life from his upbringing in Antigua through the politics of both nation and dressing room giving an insight into the career of an iconic sportsman.
He writes openly about his relationship with the game, his team-mates and competitors and details key moments in his career including his spell of seven wickets for one run against Australia in 1992.
Curtly does not shy away from controversy either, writing about experiencing post-Apartheid cricket in South Africa and his relationship with Sir Allen Stanford.
Sir Curtly Ambrose is one of the most impressive cricket players in history. During his career he played 98 Tests and 176 One Day Internationals for the West Indies and for much of that time he topped the ICC player rankings. Since his retirement he has turned to coaching and playing bass guitar in a reggae band.
Richard Sydenham is a journalist, author and sports agent. He has written for Reuters, Bloomberg, Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Express, and his writing has also appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Guardian, the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.
Published: 13th April 2015
Format: Hardback & e-book