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21 Questions: Charlotte Edwards

by Wisden Staff

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?
Hopefully happiness

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?
Dawn French

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

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