DFA Sports Reporter Danie van der Lith is speaking to our Northern Cape Heat Cricket team with the intention of introducing them to our readers. Today he’s speaking to Basheer Walters
Nickname: Bash, Bashox, Shocko
36 years old, born in Port Elizabeth
Usual slots in batting order: No.9
What other sports do you enjoy aside from cricket? Soccer
Was cricket always your game? Yes, I’ve played club cricket since the seventh grade.
Batter, bowler, or all-rounder? Bowling all-rounder
What is your happiest cricket memory? Taking my first 10 wickets. It was a tough game.
Do you model yourself after a famous cricketer? No, I don’t model myself after anyone.
Your biggest sporting hero outside of cricket? Sir Alex Ferguson
Favourite Book? Cathy and Mark
Favourite Series: Lucifer
What do you prefer: net practice, fielding practice or gym work? I’d prefer middle practice … it’s more realistic.
Hamburger, pizza, or fried chicken? Pizza and hamburger are gharaam
Favourite fielding position? Gully
Least favourite place to field? Short leg
In your opinion, name the best international cricket team. Australia
Is there a quote that keeps you going when times get tough? Patience is the key to success. Your biggest competition is the person in the mirror.