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Discover yourself by taking our quizzes
Can you be like Rahul Dravid?
Everyone's saying there won't be another cricketer like him. Well, why don't you try?
You have been asked to open the innings on a bouncy, seaming wicket in England even though you're not a Test opener. Do you agree?
I tell them I know this hard-hitting middle-order batsman in the Tendulkar mould who'll be perfect for this job
Of course. It's an honour and privilege
Sure, it'll help me cement my position in the team
You come in at the follow-on with the team facing a series defeat. How do you approach the situation?
Be patient. Look for the balls that can be put away. Take it over by over
It's all about building the innings block by block
Score an elegant half-century
You're asked to keep wicket so other batsmen can be accommodated in the side. What do you say?
It's a bad idea because by doing that you're simply papering over the cracks
It'll be a challenge. I accept
Princes don't squat
Do you have any interests off the field?
Yes, I like to read books, travel, take photos, listen to music
I like mental games
I have particular interest in Chinese architecture from the Ming dynasty period
What is your relationship with opposition players?
I love to be hated
One of mutual respect and admiration for each other's talent
I like that they consider me a brick
How would you like to be remembered?
As a solid edifice
As a player Machiavelli would want to emulate
As a fair and tough player
In a Test you're captaining, your star batsman is nearing his double-century but taking a while to get there. Will you declare?
Yes, he was given time to get to the milestone. The team's victory is more important
Not if he's going to get all stony-faced about it
Only Australians are churlish like that
You're asked to give a prestigious cricket talk. What will the theme of your speech be?
Media leaks - a how-to
Expanding the boundaries of our game
Always remembering that the fans are the most important part of our game
As a senior player in the team, what advice will you give younger team-mates?
To put the team before yourself
Never get shirty with me
Your foundations must be strong
How would you announce your retirement?
With a veneer of dignity
Inform family, friends, the board, and call a press conference to announce the decision
In the middle of a series, with an offhand remark at the end of a regular press conference
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