When I was a kid my parents told me to always respect my elders, and that manners are free.
My biggest suncare challenge is being a professional sportsman and playing cricket outdoors around the world during summer. It’s a constant challenge to protect myself from the sun; I’ve already had some spots removed. It’s important that everyone regularly checks his or her skin and be sun aware. My mum used to chase me around to put on sunscreen; if only we knew back then as much as we do now.
When I’m not playing cricket, you’ll usually find me doing the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk with my dog, Jerry.
I protect my skin by slipping on a shirt, slopping on sunscreen, slapping on a hat, sliding on sunglasses and seeking shade during the hot part of the day. I also examine my skin for any changes and see my GP if I spot anything unusual.
The hottest country I’ve ever been to is Dubai, where we played in temperatures above 45°C.
When I’m not playing cricket, I like to follow rugby league.
I feel very passionately that Australian kids need to be active. It doesn’t matter what the sport, it’s simply important that Aussie kids experience healthy activity. It provides good balance in life and the benefits are endless. I work with a lot of kids through my sponsors and it’s a joy to see kids that love sport and giving things a go.
What people don’t know about me is that my tour schedule is the key to everything I do.
If I could change one thing about my life, it would be that my father never had to battle cancer.
What makes me happy is scoring runs; family and friends; being home in Australia; and driving a fast car.
What makes me cranky is gossip. And slow drivers who stay in the right lane.
My motto in life is enjoy every day.