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“I admire Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli among Indian cricketers,” says Daniel Vettori

The cricketer picks Lord’s Cricket Ground in England as his favourite cricket ground

brunch Updated: Mar 17, 2018 22:24 IST
Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times
Cricketer,Daniel Vettori,New Zealand
Besides playing cricket, Daniel Vettori plays golf and enjoys watching basketball and baseball
About Daniel
  • Date of birth: January 27
  • Sun Sign: Aquarius
  • Place of birth: Auckland
  • Home town: Hamilton
  • School/college: St Paul’s Collegiate School, Hamilton
  • First break: Playing for Northern Districts Under-14

If not a cricketer, what would you have been?

Before cricket, I was enrolled to study pharmacy.

One difficulty you faced while playing with prescription glasses?

They used to fog up in extreme heat.

Your favourite cricket ground is...?

Lord’s Cricket Ground in England.

Fitness for you is...?


How tough is it to be a coach to a cricket team?

Coaching is different from playing, but it can be extremely rewarding.

Besides cricket, is there any other sport you love to play or watch?

I enjoy watching baseball and basketball, and play golf.

Who inspired you to play cricket?

My parents.

Indian cricketers you admire…?

Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli.

The best way to connect with your fans is through…?

My performance.

Your strategy in a crisis...?

Stay calm.

What is on your mind right now?

Playing ice cricket at St Moritz in Switzerland. I was quite scared of slipping.

Are you a party animal or a home bird?

A home bird unless I’m around Grant Elliott.

My Favourites
  • Destination: New York
  • Indian dish: Kerala fish
  • Side of the bed: Left
  • Sportsperson: LeBron James
  • Film: Rounders (1998)

First thing you do when you wake up in the morning...?

Look at my phone.

Which is your favourite dressing room prank or joke?

Grant trying to speak English!

After a long day at work, you love to…?

Cricket doesn’t feel like work.

From HT Brunch, March 18, 2018

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First Published: Mar 17, 2018 21:19 IST