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Sushi, wine and UB40: Taylor’s picks

‘Roscoe’ sends some rapid-fire half-volleys to the fence

Only the second cricketer from the Samoan tribe of New Zealand to play international cricket, Ross Taylor is part of the formidable Delhi Daredevils squad in IPL 2012. Taylor undoubtedly has the ability to rescue an innings even as he entertains the crowds; but it’s not just his cricket that’s entertaining. 

The batsman with a heavy impact answered some light-hearted questions that we composed at breakfast.

1. Nickname: Roscoe 

2. Idol: Sachin Tendulkar

3. Life’s mantra: Nice things happen to nice people

4. Favourite cuisine: Sushi and KFC

5. Favourite beverage: Nice glass of red wine

6. I can’t do without: Food

7. Favourite movie: The Shawshank Redemption

8. Favourite band: UB40

9. Style statement: Tight clothing (laughs and asks to print that answer followed by a smiley face)

10. Favourite TV series: Prison Break

11. Best pal in cricket: Jamie Hill

12. Best bowler I’ve faced: Lasith Malinga

13. Worst bowler I’ve faced: Scott Styris

14. Favourite shot: Slog-sweep 

15. Best bowler in the world: Dale Steyn

16. Best batsman in the world: Jacques Kallis

17. Favourite stadium in the world: Adelaide Oval

18. Best innings: 154 not out v England in the Test match at Old Tafford in 2008

19. If I weren’t a cricketer I’d be a: Chicken farmer

20. Bowler I wouldn’t want to face right now: Scott Styris

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