Nikhil Chopra started out as a tennis player, but destiny had something else in store for him. His selection for the Ranji Trophy team happened just in time to save him from going abroad to study at a dental college. A one-day international (ODI) specialist, he was part of the Indian cricket team during the 1999 world cup. Chopra is now a television cricket analyst and an expert panelist with ESPN’s Cricket Extra and Timed Out.
One word that describes you best?
Carefree – I take life as it comes.
Which superhero would you like to be and why?
I would prefer to be Superman – take me away from all the traffic jams.
I firmly believe in being a good citizen so would very politely ask him what I did wrong.
Your first kiss was…
When I was in Class VII.
What makes you feel sexy?
A nice outfit.
You get high on…
The colour ‘pink’ for you is…
A colour that I enjoy wearing quite often.
A place where you would like to be lost for a month?
In a jungle.
A tune you can’t get out of your head?
Allah Ke Bande.
What did you do with your first pay cheque?
I got a nice gift for my girlfriend who is my wife now.
The one law you would break if you could get away with it?
Well, I would love to break all traffic rules if possible.
Do you love Luv Storys?
Yes, especially if they end on a good note.
Choose: Air India or Indian Railways?
Air India any day.
If you could have chosen your own name, what would you have chosen?
I am actually quite happy with my name, so wouldn’t want to change it.
What is the weirdest thing that ever went into your mouth?
Zebra steaks in Kenya.
Share a secret with us… you can trust us, we’ll only print it!
Well, I think it’s only fair to let a secret be a secret.
You are late for work and all the roads are jammed. Choose a mode of transport: a cycle, a horse or a skateboard. Why?
I would go for a horse – it would definitely be the fastest.
Earth’s crowded and full of trash. Choose another planet.
I would still choose Earth.
If you could be born either rich or intelligent, which one would you choose?
I would choose intellect and then work my way up.
What makes your day?
A good workout at the gym.
What screws it up?
Missing my workout.
If you were the last person left on earth, what would you do?
Plant a tree.