England Women captain Charlotte Edwards makes some startling admissions in All Out Cricket’s 21 questions.
Describe yourself in one word.
What words or phrases do you most overuse?
“To be honest,” probably
What is your most marked characteristic?
My unique running style
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
Probably my last year at school. I was picked for England and I just gave up which wasn’t the best idea
What is your idea of happiness?
Being at home, on the sofa, watching TV with my friends
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
My mum. She’s been an absolute rock for me over the years and she’s just an absolute hero
What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
Oh, Jesus… what have other people said? Let’s go for something totally different, let’s say Shrek
What has been your biggest disappointment?
Losing in any World Cup
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
To be me
If you were an animal, what would you be?
I’d be a giraffe because I’d be able to see everything!
What is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
My little niece
What becomes of the broken hearted?
What’s wrong with the world?
What’s your ideal sandwich?
Ah yes, cheese, beetroot and mayonnaise
In which era would you most like to have lived?
I think this era’s pretty cool
What’s your favourite joke?
Ah Jesus, I don’t know. Honestly I have no interest in jokes whatsoever. Although, actually one of my friend’s little boys said something hilarious to me the other day… problem is I can’t remember it
Who would you like to play you in a film of your life?
What is your ultimate pet hate?
Sniffing – I can’t cope with sniffing
What if God was one of us?
Oh dear, well he’d be pretty cool, wouldn’t he?
If you could be one other cricketer for a day, who would you be and why?
I’d be AB de Villiers. I’d be able to run like the wind, I’d be able to catch everything and I’d be able to hit the ball out of the park. That would be amazing
What song would you have playing when walking out to bat?
Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart