T20 with Tait

The ‘Wild Thing’ gets candid

By Hoshedar N. Gundevia
Mumbai 22 March 2012
David Warner is his greatest fear and Mike Tyson, his idol. Shaun Tait is an archetypal T20 cricketer of the modern era who has embraced and exploited his ability to the hilt in the shortest format. Having retired from Tests and ODIs, saw it fit to ask the Royals pacer 20 questions that come swinging in at him from all directions.

1. Nickname: The Wild Thing (“In Australia they call me that probably because of the way I bowl – all over the place.”)

2. Idol: Mike Tyson

3. Life’s mantra: Relax and have fun

4. Favourite cuisine: Italian

5. Favourite beverage: Beer

6. I can’t do without: Pay TV

7. Favourite movie: Wedding Crashers

8. Favourite band: Kings of Leon

9. Style statement: Jeans, t-shirt and chappals

10. Favourite TV series: Modern Family

11. Best pal in cricket: Siddharth Trivedi (“We met about 10 years ago in the Australian Cricket Academy. We’ve stayed good friends for a long time.”)

12. Best batsman I’ve ever bowled to: Sachin Tendulkar

13. Worst batsman I’ve ever bowled to: Nayan Doshi

14. Favourite delivery to get a wicket off: Yorker

15. The best bowler in the world: Dale Steyn

16. The best batsman in the world: Michael Clarke (“He takes on the captaincy and he has grown as a batter since then.”)

17. Favourite stadium in the world: MCG

18. Most memorable wicket: Getting Sachin [Tendulkar] out in my last ODI

19. If I weren’t a cricketer I’d be a … Barman

20. Batsman I don’t want to bowl to right now: David Warner (“Every time I’ve played against him, he has hit me for a gigantic six.”)
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