Russel Arnold

Russel Arnold is an international commentator and a former Sri Lankan cricketer

Reproduced from Living – our quarterly lifestyle magazine

Favourite Things

Q: Do you have a favourite cuisine?
A: Thai

Q: Who is your favourite cricketer of all time?
A: I consider Brian Lara a favourite – I loved watching him bat

Q: And what about a favourite commentator in the same sport?
A: Bill Lawry

Q: What’s your favourite beverage?
A: Milkshake

Q: Do you have a preferred genre in terms of movies?
A: Comedy

Q: And what is your favoured attire?
A: A pair of shorts, a singlet and flip-flops

Stuff of Dreams

Q: If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
A: Telepathy

Q: Describe what your dream holiday would be like…
A: Some quality ‘me time’ on a beach faraway

Q: What fictional character would you find to be the most exciting to meet in real life?
A: Obelix

Q: If you could hail from any other age, era or epoch, which would it be?
A: The 15th century

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This and That

Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
A: Being told to be a friend to my son and not a teacher

Q: And what three words do you think would best describe you?
A: Cool, calm, collected

Q: Do you remember the last gift you gave someone?
A: My time

Q: Name an actor whom you would want playing you in the movie of your life…
A: Matt Damon

Q: If you could have any three people (dead or alive) over for dinner, who would they be?
A: My late grandfather, Prabath Pathirana and Carolina Miranda

Q: What do you consider as being a good theme song for your life?
A: The Power by Snap!

Deep and Meaningful

Q: What are you most passionate about in life?
A: Life itself

Q: Do you have a pet peeve…?
A: Small talk

Q: Are you more of a hunter or gatherer?
A: I’d say a hunter

Q: Three things that you would be lost without…
A: My space, chocolates and sports

Q: What would you like life to be in 20 years?
A: Calmer than it is right now

Q: Mention a little-known fact about you…
A: Not many know about my strong faith in Jesus Christ

– Compiled by Ashwini Vethakan