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Cheeky Singles With Nick Compton

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Nick Compton (Image Courtesy: Daily Mail / Getty Images)

England & Middlesex batsman Nick Compton tests his mettle in CricFit’s rapid fire segment.

Q: Your Nickname?

Compton: Compdog.

Q: Favourite cuisine?

Compton: Lebanese.

Q: Favourite holiday destination?

Compton: Knysna on garden route in Cape Town.

Q: Favourite ground?

Compton: Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai), Taunton and Kingsmead (Durban).

Q: Favourite movie?

Compton: ‘Lagaan’. What else? Maybe ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Shawshank Redemption’.

Q: Favourite actor?

Compton: Ryan Gosling.

Q: Favourite actress?

Compton: Aishwarya Rai.

Q: Song played most frequently on your iPod?

Compton: ‘Losing My Religion’ by R.E.M.

Q: First thing you bought with your salary from professional cricket.

Compton: A camera and a flat white.

Q: Book you are currently reading.

Compton: ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’.

Q: How would you describe yourself in one word?

Compton: Passionate.

Q: One thing you cannot live without.

Compton: Photography.

Q: Your hobbies?

Compton: Photography, playing golf, art and traveling. I love traveling and exploring new countries. I find the diverse colours, textures and people so interesting. When it comes to the art of photography I reckon you need to give people a feeling of what it’s really like there.

Q: Any superstation?

Compton: My speedos. I wear them to bat in with my box.

Alexis Sanchez is my arsenal favourite player right now because we need goals badly: Nick Compton (Image Courtesy: Arsenal/ Getty Images/ Sky Sports)
Alexis Sanchez is my arsenal favourite player right now because we need goals badly: Nick Compton (Image Courtesy: Arsenal/ Getty Images/ Sky Sports)

Q: Having Denis Compton as a grandpa meant….

Compton: I was fortunate. I had something to dream of, someone to be proud ofand something to aim for.

Q: Your favourite Arsenal player and why?

Compton: Currently it’s Alexis Sanchez. Without him, we aren’t scoring too many goals and we are in dire need for goals!

Q: And from the past?

Compton: There are many- Henry Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira, Overmars Petit, Ian Wright, Tony Adams and Thomas Vermaelen.

Q: What if you wake up as Arsene Wenger tomorrow morning and are asked to take charge of Arsenal F.C with immediate effect?

Compton: I would keep playing exciting football and get myself a world class striker and a strong, big midfielder and also a defender.

Q: Suppose you wake up tomorrow and someone hands you a magic lamp. If you only had three wishes, what would you wish for?

Compton:

  1. To get back to my best on the cricket field and help England win the next two ashes series’.
  2. A double hundred against South Africa at Durban.
  3. Lastly, I would ask the Genie to make my sister walk again.

Q: Any aspiration to enter Bollywood?

Compton: Yeah, for sure! I have a feeling I could do well there (guffaws).

Q: How was it bantering with SouravGanguly on ESPNcricinfo’smatchday during the India v/s England Test series?

Compton: Ha ha! It was good. Loved every bit of it!

Q: Which players would you want Arsenal to catch in the ensuing winter transfer window?

Compton: We need strong and well-built players to deal with the lesser teams at times and a little bit of back up. We need a bigger pool of players because we have a habit of stumbling towards the end.

Q: Any regrets?

Compton: Yes, there are regrets. I rue my exclusion from the Test side for the 2013 Ashes. I also regret not getting a hundred in my hometown, Durban..

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