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21 Questions: Jos Buttler

by Wisden Staff

Keeper, batter and blue-eyed bruiser Jos Buttler tackles 21 devilishly tricky questions. 

Describe yourself in one word?
Calm. I’m not too bothered about most things

What words or phrases do you most overuse?
Um…

Which living person do you most admire, and why?
David Beckham – he’s got better and better as he’s got older, the way he carries himself is good; he’s easy for people to relate to

What’s your most marked characteristic?
Softly-spoken

What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
Superman

What’s your idea of happiness?
Home

Pet hate?
Jealousy

In which era would you most like to have lived?
The Sixties. The mods and the rockers… We did that in history at school and it seemed quite cool. Or the Nineties, I watched The Class of ’92 the other day, I was born in 1990 so to experience the Nineties as an older person might be cool

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
A lion, just because they’re cool, and they sleep all day. They’ve got a good life

What’s been your biggest disappointment?
The Champions Trophy final last summer

What becomes of the broken hearted?
Broken-heartedness…?

If you could edit your past, what would you change?
Nothing. Well, maybe… no, nothing

What keeps you awake at night?
Noise…?

Who would you like to play you in a film of your life?
Bradley Cooper

What’s the most important lesson life has taught you?
Be yourself

What’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
Waiheke Island in New Zealand

What’s wrong with the world?
Too much

What’s your favourite joke?
It’d be a bit controversial, I think…

Who is your favourite fictional hero?
James Bond’s pretty cool

What if God was one of us?
Lionel Messi

What came first, the chicken or the egg?
Jack Leach

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