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Tests of Character
Discover yourself by taking our quizzes
How will you react on meeting a cricketer?
Spotted a cricketer at the bar? Take our quiz before fishing out your camera phone
A cricketer attends a sponsor event in your neighbourhood. You will:
Look in as you walk past on your daily chores
Get there the night before, to get a good seat
Go to the event with a can of petrol
You're reading the newspaper at an airport lounge and notice the person sitting next to you is a well-known cricketer. You:
Ask him what flight he's on and book the same
Fling the paper away in disgust, cursing the media's constant criticism of players, look up and apologise to him for the disturbance
Stuff the newspaper down his throat
A cricketer falls asleep in the seat next to you during a flight. What will you do?
Pinch his phone and add yourself to his contacts list
Draw an X on his face with a permanent marker
Wake him up to tell him he's drooling on your shoulder and ask if burnout is the cause
You're stopped from entering a store in which cricketers are shooting an ad. You:
Roll your eyes and go wait at a nearby cafe
Release fumigating gases into the store's air vents
Say you shoplifted from the store the day before and ask to see the manager
You see a cricketer at a pub in a fairly inebriated state. What do you do?
Reach the same level of drunkenness and join him in singing bawdy songs
Lead him out and give him a black eye
Take photos of him, post them online and criticise his behaviour
If a cricketer is eating in a restaurant with his family, will you think of interrupting them?
Not interrupt. I'll join them
No, though I may ask the waiter to send a bottle of their finest to his table with my compliments
Not interrupt. Intervene
If a cricketer is set to conduct a coaching session at your children's school, will you attend?
Only to see how my child is progressing in the sport
Of course. Sporting injuries can occur during coaching sessions too
Of course. I'll wear a schoolgirl outfit if I have to
If you bumped into a cricketer on the dance floor of a nightclub, would you ask him to dance with you?
Yes, I'll tell him I've got moves like Jagger
Dark place, loud music... no one will hear the cries of pain
No, but I'll dance next to him so he can pick up some tips
If you won a contest to spend the day with a cricketer, where would you take him?
To my kickboxing class
I'd ask him to take me to his team-mates' homes
Home, I suppose, to get away from all the media glare
If you had to click a photo with a cricketer, what pose will you assume?
Arms and legs wrapped around him
Arms and legs pinned to the ground - his, that is
More in Page 2
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No day five contest at Newlands after Kagiso Rabada took a ten-for to wrap up the series win for South Africa
The chants of Virat-Virat are here to stay
A see-saw day at the Wankhede, including a Kohli century and a boisterous crowd made it a memorable occasion
Smith and Guptill light up Sydney
Two memorable centuries, including the highest individual score at the ground, plenty of boundaries and a decent atmosphere at the SCG's first international of the home summer
The Dubai sauna gives a suffocating welcome
The heat and the one-sided encounter were downers but this Pakistan was happy that at least his team won
A triumphant Lord's return
Pakistan thrilled one and all in their first Test at Lord's since 2010, giving their fans the experience of a lifetime
Kick-starter Roy aiming to kick on
Desert T20 win a proud stage for me to retire - Mangal
Bowlers put Gujarat on top after Gandhi's 169
Abbott, Botha cameos put Sixers in semis
Kohli's India aim to maintain winning streak
Australia's versatile squad throws up plenty of choices
On the tour of India, selectors will have to solve the No. 6 riddle, get the batting order right, and strike a good balance between pace and spin
How do I explain cricket to my first-born?
Living in the US, far away from the beating heart of the game, a father wonders how he can get the next generation to fall in love with it
Might cricket ban close-in fielders some day?
ruminates on health and safety issues in the game, and how we might deal with them in the future
When Schultz slung 'em in
South Africa's Brett Schultz was fast and fearsome, but for all-too-short a while
'My father's contribution to the game has been extraordinary'
Richard Hadlee talks about the lessons he learnt from Walter, and the competition he enjoyed with brother Dayle
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