Nicholas Pooran gives Rs 15,000 pizza treat after his IPL payday

Sunrisers Hyderabad shelled Rs 10.75 crores for Pooran despite his poor run in IPL 2021 - a total of 85 runs at an average of 7.72.

Published: 16th February 2022 11:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th February 2022 11:38 AM   |  A+A-

West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran

West Indies vice-captain Nicholas Pooran (Photo | AP)


KOLKATA: Elated after his Rs 10.75 crore IPL payday, West Indies batter Nicholas Pooran gave his teammates a pizza party inside the bio-bubble, ordering 15 pizzas that cost him Rs 15,000.

Pooran had endured an abysmal IPL 2021 season for Punjab Kings scoring 85 runs at a poor average of 7.72 and in the ongoing series too his performances have been below par.

But despite his poor run, Sunrisers Hyderabad went all out for the Windies lefthander.

"Since outside food is not allowed he placed the order at the hotel chef for 15 pizzas," the local manager told PTI.

As the team is in a grade one bio-bubble, everything had to be sanitised and even the temperature had to be maintained.

"It needed to be vetted by a qualified chef. Since it's a strict grade one bio bubble, we have to tell the food temperature and how it is sanitised and then only it goes to the room.

"There were a total of 15 pizza boxes and everything was sanitised before being delivered to the room. The player had to make the payment," he said.

After pizza treat, comes a mild shock for Pooran

A day after the pizza treat, Pooran got a shock inside the team hotel, thanks to the strict bio-bubble security.

Facing trouble with his phone charger, he requested for a spare one which had to be santised and he got a mild shock when he put it in the socket.

"When he put it in the socket, he was shaken by a mild shock," said the team manager.

"Sanitiser contains alcohol and probably it did not dry up properly when he plugged it to get a jolt."

Windies to go for shopping, golfing a day after the series

The visitors will have a day's break in Kolkata after the third and final T20I of the series here on Sunday, the local manager said.

"They will go for golfing and do some shopping in the evening. They are scheduled to fly out on Tuesday," he added.


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