Former Irish all-rounder John Mooney takes guard against the rapid-fire bouncers hurled at him by cricfit.
Q: Your nickname?
Mooney: Indian curry.
Q: Your favourite holiday destination?
Mooney: I love Cape Town.
Q: Your favourite ground?
Mooney: Adelaide Oval, Australia.
Q: Your favourite movie?
Mooney: ‘Dumb and Dumber’.
Q: Favourite actor?
Mooney: Denzel Washington.
Q: Favourite actress?
Mooney: Jessica Alba.
Q: What is that one song that you would never get tired of?
Mooney: ‘The Scientist’ by Coldplay.
Q: Which of the following two accessories is closer to your heart?
Your famous, green sweatband or the Gorget helmet?
Mooney: It has to be my ‘famous, green sweatband’ (guffaws)!
Q: How would you describe yourself in one word?
Q: One bad habit you want to get rid of with immediate effect?
Q: First thing you bought with your salary from professional cricket?
Mooney: I probably made my mortgage payment.
Q: What is the first thing you would do if you had the chance to get your hands on a time-machine?
Mooney: I would travel back in time to make my international debut all over again and train even harder.
Q: One celebrity you dream of spending a whole day with?
Mooney: (with sheer excitement) Conor McGregor!
Q: Book you are currently reading.
Mooney: I have actually been reading the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi.
Q: A fictional character you wish you were in real life.
Mooney: I wish I were James Bond!
Q: Your hobbies?
Mooney: To play any type of sport. I pretty much play all kinds of sports. I love skateboarding.
Q: Your favourite sportspersons?
Mooney: Well, there are many. I think Conor McGregor and Rory Mcllroy are two of the world’s greatest sportspersons at present and both of them happen to be Irish which is fantastic!
Q: Your favourite cricketing moment as of yet?
Mooney: I have a couple of them- making my international debut for Ireland in 2004 and beating England in the group stages of the 2011 World Cup at Bangalore.
Q: What is your ideal mantra for spending some quality with family at home?
Mooney: It’s all about putting smiles on faces of my family members, to be well-fed and being healthy.
Q: If you had the chance of becoming any other cricketer for a day, who would you be?
Mooney: Brian Charles Lara.
Q: If you weren’t a cricketer, what would you have become?
Mooney: I am a qualified electrician but I currently own a gym, so I could have considered a career in either of these.
Q: Message to your fans..
Mooney: Always give your best in everything you do. I thank you all for supporting me throughout my career and hopefully I’ll see you soon!!