Challenger of the Day- Roelof Van Der Merwe
The South African all-rounder on what's playing on his iPod, his favourite Indian ground and how he responded to an on-field marriage proposal.
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Photo courtesy Chief Photographer Ashish Parmar
What do you listen to on the team bus rides between the hotel and the stadium?
"How do you do" by Roxette and "3 A.M." by Matchbox Twenty. They're my favourites!
Favourite bowling performance?
3-37 against Australia in my second ODI in the series at home last year. Got Hussey, Clarke and Johnson. What fun!
Batsman you love bowling to
Nos. 9, 10 and 11 (Laughs). And bowling to Sachin is not quite ideal!
Indian cricketer you admire most
Anil Kumble. I guess it's easier to look up to to someone from a similar art (spinner) and boy does Anil have stature. He's just awesome.
Craziest thing a fan's done to/for you
Proposed to me in the middle of a cricket match! This girl in Pretoria screamed, "Roelof, will you marry me" when I was fielding. I looked back, shrugged and said, "No, sorry". She laughed!
Indian ground you enjoy playing on the most
Bangalore! And I'm not saying it only because it's our home ground. It's enclosed so the sound stays in and it's just awesome inside.
Message for the fans before tomorrow's game
The atmosphere for last night's game was totally made by you guys. And we players love it when it's noisy and buzzing! Looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow!