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West Indies Star Nicholas Pooran Gets A “Mild Shock” After Windfall In IPL 2022 Auction | Cricket News


Nicholas Pooran was acquired by SunRisers Hyderabad in the IPL auction.© AFP

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. 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.”

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 left-hander.

“Since outside food is not allowed he placed the order at the hotel chef for 15 pizzas,” the local manager told PTI about the pizza party.

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

“It needed to be vetted by a qualified chef. Since it’s a strict grade one biobubble 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,” the manager said.

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The visitors will have a day’s break in Kolkata after the third and final T20I of the series 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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