The season did not go well for the Chargers. What are your thoughts about that?

Sangakkara made his test debut against South Africa at the age of 22 on 20th July 2000 and has been named as one of Wisden’s five Cricketers of the year in 2012. The dashing left handed batsman plays for Nondescripts in the Sri Lankan domestic circuit. He was picked up by the Kings XI Punjab to captain their side for the first three seasons of the IPL and was later picked up by the Deccan Chargers in the player auction in 2011.

Daniel Harris

Which is your favourite ride?
I drive a Subaru back home. I love it.

Name one person that you admire the most
I have two. My mom and dad.

Which is your favourite brand of clothes?

If the world ends tomorrow, what would be your last wish?
I would like to spend my time with my family and friends and have a huge cup of coffee. (Laughs)

Ankit Sharma

Which is your favourite ride?
I like bikes. My favourite bike is the Ninja.

Name one person that you admire the most?
Kumar Sangakkara

Which is your favourite brand of clothes?
Tommy Hilfiger

If the world were to end tomorrow what would be your last wish?
I would like to spend my time with my family and friends.

You’ve been the captain of the Australian International t20 side and now you are the vice captain of the Deccan Chargers. How does the responsibility differ?
I imagine the responsibility will be a lot different. IPL is a lot different when compared to playing Internationals.

Nickname: Copper.
If not a cricketer, you would have been…: A rockstar!
Favourite band: I don’t have a favourite band as such but Bei Maejor is my favourite singer.
Favourite movie: Bad Boys.
Favourite actor and actress: Martin Lawrence and Angelina Jolie.
Favourite holiday destination: Maldives.
The off-spin bowler you would love to face: Graeme Swann.

When not playing cricket, he likes to:
Spend time with my family, read books, or help out at the hospital.

Book he is currently reading:
I just finished reading the Steve Jobs biography. It was really interesting. Right now, I started reading a book about brain habits. It’s about things we can do to help our brain work better.

Manpreet had just finished an intensive workout and we caught up with him to have a chat -

DC isn’t performing well this season, what are your plans for the rest of the season?
We plan for the next game. We also want to improve our batting, bowling and fielding for the rest of the season.

Nickname: Everyone calls me PP, that’s the only nickname I have.
Hobbies: I love watching movies. I watch a lot of them and you can say I don’t miss any movie that comes out.
Favourite actor: Aamir Khan
Favourite movie character: Aamir Khan’s character from Dil Chahta Hai.
Favourite kind of music: I prefer Hindi film music.

How did you celebrate your birthday last week?

We had a game against Mumbai on the 9th. So, after that we went to a resort, had a couple of beers. We travelled in Vizag that day, I got cake rubbed on my face and then we went out for a nice dinner.

Is this your first time in India?
No actually, it’s my third time. I came here for last year’s IPL and I also came here in 2010.


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