Although they’re superstars, we all know the kind of hard work that goes on behind the curtains. Cricketers do not lead an easy lifestyle. What with practice sessions and world tours, it definitely doesn’t seem peachy. Don’t forget the strict diets to follow and fitness regimes. All of these daily routine hard-work to keep themselves vigorous and enthusiastic on field. We have the luxury to sit in a pub, nibble on finger foods and sip a cold one. All the while, watching them play a cracker of a match on the big screen this T20 season. But like us, these cricketers also have dishes they hold dear. Let’s have a look at some of our beloved IPL players and their favourite dishes.
The Cricket God @sachin_rt
When this man decided to hang his bat, millions of hearts broke all across the globe. Three years after his retirement, Sachin Tendulkar still remains as one of the most talked IPL player. Children aspired to be him, teammates looked up to him and oppositions feared him. Born in the state of Maharashtra, Tendulkar loves home-cooked meals. Maharashtrian dal-chawal, drizzled with ghee and lime is his all-time favourite dish. Humble food for the God of cricket.
Try: Dal Khichdi (Rice cooked with lentils, herbs and spices)
Where: Shiv Krupa – Ghatkopar West, Mumbai
Cost for two: INR 550
South Africa’s Superman @
He is one of the most destructive cricket stars at the moment. With a mix of traditional and unconventional shots, when AB de Villiers steps on the pitch, everyone’s hearts skip a beat. No matter which country you’re from, you can’t hate this man. Although he may seem way out there, ABD is also known to be down-to-earth. Unlike his shots, his choice of foods are straight out traditional and wholesome. Isn’t it nice to know that the South African skipper loves indulging in pasta and seafood like us normal folks?
Try: Spinach and Ricotta (Ravioli in creamy mushroom sauce)
Where: Café Mangii – Lavelle Road, Bangalore
Cost for two: INR 1600
Neo Master Blaster @
In recent years, Virat Kohli has stepped up to become one of the hottest property in Indian Cricket. That’s why, it comes as no surprise that people have placed all of their hopes on him. And like any good sportsman, Kohli is shouldering this responsibility quite well. His performance in the field speaks for itself. His rawness with the bat does say a lot about his type of food. The Indian batsman loves gulping down Sushi during his leisure time. Not bad eh?
Try: Edamame California Roll (Sushi with sesame dressing)
Where: Sushi Haus – DLF Phase 1, Gurgaon
Cost for two: INR 1300
Captain Cool @
When he strides down to the pitch with bat in hand, he sends shivers down our spines. Not only because he has deadly shots up his sleeves but because of his cool demeanour too. The kid hailing from Ranchi became an overnight sensation in the cricketing world. Dhoni is not only a great cricketer, he also has awesome leadership quality. Keeping calm even during the most intense matches made him Captain Cool. His choice of food balances his character. Dhoni likes to nibble on spicy Kababs and Chicken butter masala.
Try: Masaledar Gosht Kebab (Spicy grilled mutton)
Where: Indian Grill Company – Connaught Place, Delhi
Cost for two: INR 1200
The Kaboom Kid @
This multi-talented man is one of the most entertaining cricket stars in recent years. Batsman and an author as well, David Warner is a delight to watch in the field. In 2014, he was signed by Hyderabad. Since then, he has been the central point in his team. This prolific run-scorer’s favourite bite to eat is Chicken Avocado Sandwich.
Try: Sicilian Chicken (Spicy Italian grilled chicken in focaccia bread)
Where: Chaayos – DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon
Cost for two: INR 400
There you have it! Who would have thought, eh? Much like us normal folks, these IPL Players do love the kind of food we do. Nothing fancy, just some healthy and wholesome fares. We have also listed some dishes you can try. Use our app and get awesome cashback as well as Weekly Rush tickets.