Right pad, Kim and snakes

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It was not without reason Dinesh Karthik was procured for a princely sum by Mumbai Indians.

The talented wicket-keeper batsman might not have done full justice to his talent but the promise was there in the few knocks where he has threatened to break free.

The former Tamil Nadu skipper gave a sneak preview to his life beyond the boundary.

Sports played as a youngster: Table tennis, squash, tennis, badminton.

First experience of holding a cricket bat: I was around seven; it was a gift from my parents.

What would you have done without cricket? Would have loved to become a singer.

Favourite venue: Lords and Chepauk.

Sporting motto: Enjoy till it lasts

Who would you most like to invite to dinner and why? Kim Kardashian.

Biggest regret: None.

The person you learnt most from: Anil Kumble.

Sports personality you admire most: Rafael Nadal.

Favourite holiday spot: London

How will you like to be remembered: One who gave it all for the country and state.

What do you never leave home without: Wallet, car key and mobile phone.

The craziest thing you have ever done: Danced in Mount Road in the middle of the night.

Greatest change you would like to see in the running of your sport: Bring back the by-runner as long as the injury is on field and genuine. Split ODI matches into two innings of 25 overs each.

Favourite actor: Super Star Rajinikanth.

Favourite actress: Keeps changing way too often (laughs).

Superstition: Always right pad, right glove first.

What's the one thing that frightens you most: Snakes.

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