"Cult hero of the Big Bash League, prime drawcard of the Perth Scorchers, IPL champion, 45-year-old Brad Hogg is still in his prime u almost three decades after he first played high-level cricket. His career has been completely unlike that of other cricketing champions. As well as playing for his country, Brad has worked in shearing sheds and on the Fremantle wharf, he's been a postman, football umpire, treelopper and rouseabout, and he's even completed a finance degree along the way. He has overcome countless setbacks u including a seven-year gap between his first and second Test appearances u before becoming one of Australia's most successful one-day and T20 players. Now, for the first time, he reveals his true story. Memorable, sad, rousing, unpredictable and often hilarious, The Wrong 'Un is the inspirational story of one of the game's most popular players. "I can't stress how important blokes like Hoggy are to the psyche of a cricket team on tour. Sometimes, their off-field selflessness and good humour can be just as important for a team's progress as a hundred made on the park." u Ricky Ponting "Many sportsmen are geniuses at hiding their frailties, camouflaging their weaknesses.
Not Brad. He is so brutally honest, and so open. His eagerness that the reader discovers the real George Bradley Hogg, warts and all, takes a lot of guts. He is still that innocent, excitable, can't keep still country boy with an often self-deprecating sense of humour. He has basically told me everything ...and I mean everything. Good and bad." u Greg Growden "