Chai tea and ginger beer, the brand-new sport biography by Deborah Kirsten, wife of international cricketing start, Gary Kirsten, tells her story, Gary’s story and their story in an honest but entertaining way. It is the story of Deborah’s unexpected journey...cricket, family and beyond... In her engaging writing style, Deborah takes the reader on a journey beyond the boundaries of the cricket field, telling of the glitz and glamour of their lives together, the lows and highs of Gary’s career, and shares the not-so glamorous part of a life of constant travel, hotel rooms and being a ‘cricket widow’. Their faith is an integral part of their lives and Deborah shares where they find their inspiration and hope as a couple. As Deborah puts it, ‘Often it doesn’t really matter how we choose to tell our story, where we begin, or where we end. Like our prayers what really counts is that we open our ears, we bend our knee and say the words … So that is what this book is. It’s not a book about cricket, although you will find lots of cricket between these pages. It is a collection of all the many stories that have made up my story thus far. It is my hope that these stories will move you and that you will discover that there is power in a story, not someone else’s story, but your own story.’ Chai tea and ginger beer is divided into three parts: My Story – Deborah’s childhood and young adulthood years of being raised as the daughter of a world renowned missionary, his story – in this part Deborah shares precious stories, anecdotes and highs and lows of Gary’s life as a cricketer, our story – the story of Gary and Deborah’s lives together from starting a family to their experiences in India where Gary coached the Indian cricket team and their return to South Africa. Deborah’s memoirs are complemented by several full-colour photographs of her life, Gary’s career and their life together. Chai tea and ginger beer is a must-read for everyone – from avid cricket enthusiasts and Gary Kirsten fans to ordinary women wondering where their story fits into the lives that they live.