Getting to know Russel Arnold

Photo: Russel Arnold.Who influenced you to play Cricket?

My grandfather.

Who is your favourite batsman?

Brian Lara.

Who is the best bowler you have faced?

Wasim Akram.

Who amongst the Sri Lankan players is your best friend?

Murali (Muttiah muralitharan).

What is your favourite batting stroke?

The Sweep.

What is your favourite make of cricket bat?

KG (Kay Gee Sports).

Who is your favourite Sri Lankan batsman?

Mahela Jayawardene, for his flair and attitude.

Who is your favourite Sri Lankan bowler?

Muttiah Muralitharan, it was superb to play with him.

What is the most memorable ground/stadium you have played in?

Lord's Cricket Ground.

Photo: Russel ArnoldWhich country do you like touring the most and why?

India because of the passion shown by everyone for the game.

What kind of music do you listen to?


What is the last book you read?

Roy Keane's autobiography.

What is your favourite food?


What is your favourite drink?


What car do you drive?

Skoda - Superb.

What other sports do you follow?

Soccer and Rugby.

What is your favourite cologne?

Chrome by Azzaro.

What website do you spend the most time on?

What ticks you off?

Lies and pretence.

Where do you like to hang out in Sri Lanka?

On the beach.

Do you have a website?

Yes. It's:

Photo: Russel Arnold.Windows or Mac?


Are you religious?

I do have a strong belief in Christ.

Are you married?

Yes. I have been married for 10 years!

What is your wife's name?


Any kids?

Two kids, Akash and Saniya.

Do you have any brothers or sisters?

Three. Dharshini, Michael and Selwyn who are all older.

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Dimithrak's picture
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I cant believe someone asked him about windows or mac ! ROFL!

Sach's picture
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Dimi, why?

Dimithrak's picture
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Nothing wrong with it muchan, I feel a better question could've taken its place.. these are all one off interviews..

Anyways..thats just what I think.

mohammed's picture

i like chrome perfume too :)

arnold is a great player we miss him

Anonymous's picture

Great questions! Amazing interview!

Sandeepan's picture

Ha ha! Nice to see a different kind of interview. Arnold is a Tamil by the way. Nice to see a cool Lankan Tamil representing my people :D

Sandeepan's picture

That's a kick ass question man??

Sandeepan's picture

That's a kick ass question man??

Anandan Kanagaratnam's picture

Oh man. Arnold was a solid player for Sri Lanka for so many years. We miss a good middle order player like him. Most have forgotten but when Sanath made 189 it was Arnold who kept him going. Miss you Arnie!

Anonymous's picture

Nice to see Arnold relaxed. He is a good commentator and is improving with every series.

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