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Personal agenda : Steve Waugh

"I try to go through life in a consistent manner. There aren’t too many highs and lows in my life," says Steve Waugh.

brunch Updated: May 19, 2012 19:01 IST
Pranav Dixit
Pranav Dixit
Hindustan Times
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Sun sign

June 2

Sydney, Australia

Place of Birth
Canterbury, New South Wales, Australia

East Hills Boys High School, Sydney

First break
Taking the wickets of Ravi Shastri and Syed Kirmani on my Test debut in 1985

High point of your life
I try to go through life in a consistent manner. There aren’t too many highs and lows in my life point of your life


Currently doing
Brand ambassador of PlayUp and the Athlete Liasion Officer of the 2012 Australian Olympic Team

The Big Bash or IPL?
The IPL, definitely. It’s more international.

The best Indian captain you have played against?
Sourav Ganguly. He is very tough mentally.

Describe Sachin Tendulkar in one word (not God)

The one place you’d never get a tattoo.
My body!

Which is the bigger high, winning the Ashes or winning the World Cup?
Winning the World Cup, certainly!

Who’s your favourite Australian Hollywood star?
Russell Crowe, and not just because he’s a good friend of mine!

T20, ODI or Test cricket: your pick?
Test cricket – wasn’t that predictable?

The most overrated sport in your opinion.

Your favourite Bollywood actress.
Er… tell me a few names?

Your favourite smartphone app?
I guess it will have to be PlayUp since I’m endorsing it, won’t it? I also like Living Earth HD, a stunning weather forecast app on my iPhone.

What works best in cricket: young blood or experience?
Both. A healthy mix of both. You need both kinds of players to have a strong, balanced team.

Your favourite lager.
I love Kingfisher.

The most clichéd answer you’ve ever given in an interview.
I never give clichéd answers!

The one lie you got away with.
Refer to my last answer, please.

Your most irrational fear.
That I would be giving interviews as long as I live!

If i could...
I would Spend more time in India. It’s like my second home
Watch more Bollywood movies
Make a movie about my life, I would cast Hugh Jackman as myself
Spend more time with my family

From HT Brunch, May 20

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First Published: May 18, 2012 18:26 IST