The MI wicketkeeper gets candid in a chat with iplt20.com
By Prajakta Pawar
Mumbai 31 March 2012
David Jacobs, who has successfully led his domestic team the Warriors, loves the Mumbai Indians with the same intensity. The South African wicketkeeper-batsman has even acquired an Indian name for when he is playing in India.
In a lighthearted chat with iplt20.com he revealed some lesser known facts about himself.
1. Nickname: Davy J or my India name is Devendra Kumar Jacobs. I needed an Indian name so my teammates last year gave it to me.
2. Idol: Stephen King, the fictional writer.
3. Life Mantra: Live in bliss and the universe will open doors where there are only walls.
4. Favourite cuisine: South African steak brie.
5. Favourite beverage: Beer.
6. I can’t do without: In this order- my wife Liz, my daughter Lilly and all my gadgets like my iPad, Blackberry and all that.
7. Favourite movie: For Love of the Game, Kevin Costner
8. Favourite band: That’s a tough one. I love all kinds of music, anything really.
9. Style statement: Any good brand. Any good label. I am a pretty casual guy. [...] In any scenario looking as good as possible.
10. Favourite TV series: True Blood at the moment.
11. Best pal in cricket: Rusty Theron.
12. The toughest bowler I’ve faced: Craig Thyssen because he doesn’t bowl; [he is] my teammate from the Warriors.
13. The easiest bowler I’ve faced: Craig Thyssen because he doesn’t bowl [laughs].
14. Favourite shot: I enjoy a flick going to the stands.
15. The best bowler in the world is: Got to go with Lasith Malinga.
16. The best batsman in the world is: Since I am in India and playing for Mumbai Indians, it is Sachin Tendulkar.
17. Favourite stadium in the world: St Georges Park in Port Elizabeth, my home ground and then my second home ground, Wankhede Stadium.
18. Best dismissal: one of my most memorable ones was when I was standing up to stumps for Munaf Patel and I think the batsman was Daniel Christian who tried to swipe and I stumped him at a crucial time of the game.
19. Bowlers you enjoyed keeping for: Lasith Malinga and Rusty Theron.
20. If I weren’t a cricketer I’d be: A fictional writer like Stephen King. I do write in any case.