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21 Questions: Sam Robson

by Wisden Staff

Opener, blocker, condiment-lover: Middlesex and England’s Sam Robson runs the gauntlet…

Describe yourself in one word?
One word? Erm… quirky?

What words or phrases do you most overuse?
I say ‘You know’ too much and also ‘Sort of’

What is your most marked characteristic?
Probably my blond hair

If you could edit your past, what would you change?
There are a few things in there, but I probably can’t mention all of them here! Pass?

What is your idea of happiness?
A nice beach on holiday somewhere, a beer and a nice meal

What is the trait you most dislike in others?
Being miserable

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
I’ll probably have to say my father – a boring answer, but I don’t really have much else

What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
Probably my birthday suit. Just nothing

What has been your biggest disappointment?
You’re too deep for me. Sorry

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Love life!

If you were an animal, what would you be, and why?
A lion – just so I could be king and run the show

What is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
There would be a number of beautiful women. They don’t give me much attention though

What becomes of the broken hearted?
It’s too deep for me again!

What’s wrong with the world?
Miserable people who talk behind other people’s backs

In which era would you most like to have lived?
The 1970s or 1980s would have been quite fun I reckon

What’s your favourite joke?
What do you give to a sick pig?
[Ed: I don’t know, what do you give to a sick pig?]

Who would you like to play you in a film of your life?
Probably Tom Cruise because he’s good looking, similar to myself…

Who is your favourite fictional hero?
Maybe Gladiator who Russell Crowe plays in that movie

Ultimate pet hate?
Traffic and paying for sauce – like ketchup and stuff – when you’re eating out

What if God was one of us?
You’re too deep for me!

What song would you have playing when walking out to bat? 
Maybe Eminem, Sing For The Moment? Something a bit fiery

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