When I am not playing cricket, I like to travel a lot. I may not travel long distances, but I do travel to places nearby like Lonavala etc. which makes my day. Spending time with my friends and doing fun activities with them helps me unwind. We do a lot of different things like going to a movie, eating out, playing tennis-ball cricket, football and sometimes even badminton. But travelling is something that I enjoy the most. I love to visit places with scenic beauty, especially beaches.
Even when I am playing in Mumbai, at the Wankhede Stadium, I like to go and sit at Marine Drive. After playing, I go and sit there for an hour or so. I most definitely enjoy the cool breeze, it is very soothing. It gives us some time away from the game and relaxes the mind. I love the sight of the sun setting down. I like that picture a lot. Sometimes I just go to see the sunset.
I also love seafood. I have enjoyed it a lot since my childhood. Pomfrets are my favourite. I like trying out different preparations of seafood as well, and I make it a point to visit such places that serve seafood. However, the tastes differ in different regions. The way it is prepared in Goa is different from the way it is prepared at home and down south, it is even more different.
Exploring different places with my friends is something I look forward to doing when I am not playing cricket. We are four-five of us who take these trips whenever we can and we drive down to the destination.