Prajakta Pawar in Mohali 11 April 2012 - 10:22pm IST
One-on-one with ‘Iceman’ Samuels
PWI all-rounder tackles 20 questions in style
Excerpts from Samuels’ conversation with iplt20.com:
1. Nickname: Iceman.
2. Idol: Sachin Tendulkar and that has never changed. The Master is the Master.
3. Life’s mantra: Brave may fall, but never yield.
4. Favourite cuisine: Jamaican food. Ackee and saltfish and dumpling, our national dish. But coming to India, I like I like curry because we love curry in the Caribbean. I eat a lot of curry in India.
5. Favourite beverage: Fruit punch or blended fruit punch.
6. I can’t do without: Talking to my little baby girl before I go to bed.
7. Favourite movie: The Matrix Revolutions.
8. Favourite band: I listen to reggae and dance on music. I don’t have a favourite band.
9. Style statement: The fans will have to see me in the night going out to see what I am dressing in.
10. Favourite TV series: Law & order.
11. Best pal in cricket: Chris Gayle.
12. Best bowler I’ve have face: Would definitely be Muthiah Muralitharan.
13. Worst bowler I’ve faced: It’s a tough game so I wouldn’t put down anybody as the worse.
14. Favourite shot: The extra-cover six. So tomorrow I will be looking for some [of that shot] because I liked the way the practice wicket played. I hope the wicket plays just like that in the middle, so you will definitely see me expressing myself.
15. The best bowler in the world right now: Dale Steyn.
16. The best batsman in the world right now: Until Sachin [Tendulkar] retires he is the best batsman in the world.
17. Favourite stadium in the world: Eden Gardens Kolkata.
18. Best innings: Hundred against India [2002 in the ODIs in India]. There were seven games and we were 3-3 going into the final [match], and that’s the best because it was a seven game series.
19. If I weren’t a cricketer I’d be a: Tough one. Maybe I would be sitting in an office doing 9 to 5 work; that would be so boring.
20. Bowler you don’t want to face right now: I am in good nick right now so I want to face every bowler. I want to face the best bowlers right now.