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21 Questions: Jonathan Trott

by Wisden Staff

Trotty marks his guard and prepares for battle.

Describe yourself in one word.
Receding

What words or phrases do you most overuse?
‘What the hell’

What is your most marked characteristic?
My chipped teeth

If you could edit your past, what would you change?
A few things that I’ve said. I’ll leave it at that

What is your idea of happiness?
A first-class seat on a plane

What’s your ideal sandwich?
Peanut butter and jam

Which living person do you most admire and why?
Tom Brady

What advice would you give to your 16-year-old self?
Trust yourself more

What has been your biggest disappointment?
Whenever I lose a match

Tom Brady

Tom Brady makes Trotty’s guest list

If you were an animal, what would you be?
A kudu

What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen?
Queenstown, New Zealand

What becomes of the broken hearted?
They turn to alcohol

What’s wrong with the world?
There are too many people with personal agendas

Which three people would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Tom Brady, Derek Jeter, Michael Johnson

Whose windows would you most like to smash?
That’s a tempting one… probably best I keep that to myself

What song would you have playing when walking out to bat?
I don’t know, mate. Anything. Katy Perry – Firework

Who would you like to play you in a film of your life?
Vince Vaughn

Yep, fair

Yep, fair

If you could be one other cricketer for a day, who would you be?
Bradman, to see how good he really was

What’s your ultimate pet hate?
I’ve got a few actually. Packing my cricket bag

What was the first record you bought?
Roxette – Tourism

Who is your favourite fictional hero?
James Bond

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