There was less doubt that IPL auction would make players happy and richer. While players like Ishan Kishan (₹15.25 crores), Deepak Chahar (₹14 crores), Shreyas Iyer (₹12.25 crores) were amongst the top three most expensive Indian players, Liam Livingstone (Rs. 11.50 crore), Wanindu Hasaranga (₹10.75) and Nicholas Pooran (Rs 10.75 crore) were the costliest foreigners in a two-day mega event.
Elated by the hefty contract, Caribbean wicket-keeper batter Nicholas Pooran who Sunrisers Hyderabad secured, threw a pizza treat for his teammates inside the bio-bubble. As per reports, Pooran ordered 15 pizzas, which cost him Rs 15,000 in his hotel in Ahmedabad. Notably, Pooran is part of a West Indies squad set to take on India in a three-match T20I series, slated to start from 16th February.
Reportedly, Pooran ordered the hotel chef as ordering from the outside is not allowed due to Covid restrains. “He (Nicholas Pooran) placed the order at the hotel chef for 15 pizzas,” the local manager was quoted as saying. As the West Indies team is in a grade one bio-bubble, everything had to be sanitised, and even a specific temperature had to be maintained. Reportedly, 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,” further quoted the manager.
Meanwhile, it has also been revealed that Pooran received a mild electric shock a day after the pizza party. As per several reports, his charger wasn’t working due to which he called for a spare one. Pooran received a mild shock when he plugged it inside the socket because the charger was not dried up properly from sanitisation. “When he put it in the socket, he was shaken by a mild shock. Sanitiser contains alcohol, and probably it did not dry up properly when he plugged it to get a jolt,” the team manager was quoted as saying.