Cricket

India vs Australia: Fan pays bill worth Rs 6,683 for Indian cricketers' lunch at Melbourne restaurant

  • FP Trending
  • January 2nd, 2021
  • 13:24:39 IST

Cricket, in India, is not just a sport, but rather a religion. Subsequently, cricketers are not only loved and revered by their fans but hero worshipped as well. One such fan, who was lucky enough to be seated close to the members of the Indian cricket team during a lunch outing in Melbourne, ended up paying their lunch bill as well.

The fan, identified as Navaldeep Singh, posted a series of tweets where he stated that not only was he seated close to the cricketers, but picked up their lunch tab as well. The video uploaded by Singh showed Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Navdeep Saini and Rohit Sharma seated at the table.

According to Singh, he ordered to extra food only to stay there longer and watch his beloved cricketers. Singh even said that he decided to pay for the lunch for the cricketers without them knowing of it. He even shared an image of the receipt.

Singh first tweeted a short clip where one can see the cricketers seated on the table right adjacent to his.

The fan posted an image of spring rolls in a separate tweet, writing, "Bhookh nai h so ye order kar diya h taaki inko dekhta rahu (Even though am not hungry I ordered this so that I can keep on watching them)."

Singh next tweeted, "They are not aware but i have paid there table bill :) . Least i can do for my superstars."

The cricket fanatic went on to reveal that when the cricketers got to know that they have paid the bill, Rohit Sharma insisted on paying it but Singh said it is on him. The fan revealed that Pant hugged him and said they will only click a picture if he agrees to getting the money from them. While they initially disagreed, they did end up clicking the image.

"Pant to my wife before leaving - Thank you bhabhi ji for the lunch," Singh added.

Singh has since then tweeted a rectification stating that Pant never hugged him and he said it in excitement. According to him, it was said in excitement and that they all maintained social distance.

The Indian team is currently in Melbourne and will soon be reaching Sydney where the third Test is scheduled to take place from 7 January. The four-match Test series between Australia and India is currently locked at 1-1, both winning by a margin of eight wickets at Adelaide and Melbourne respectively.

Updated Date: January 02, 2021 13:24:39 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill help India breach Fortress Gabba, seal historic Test series win over Australia
First Cricket Photos

Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill help India breach Fortress Gabba, seal historic Test series win over Australia

India chased down the improbably 328-run target set by Australia to become the first team in 32 years to win a Test at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, sealing the four-match series in their favour as well.

India vs Australia: Pujara, Pant and a song of fire and ice in visitors' Houdini act
First Cricket News

India vs Australia: Pujara, Pant and a song of fire and ice in visitors' Houdini act

In the 21st century, there have only been 20 instances of a visiting batsman playing more than 350 balls in a Test in Australia. The only man to have done so thrice is Cheteshwar Pujara. The games in question? Adelaide 2018, Sydney 2019, Sydney 2021 – a series-opening win, a series-clinching draw, and now this. That is impact.

India vs Australia: Visitors' injury woes multiply as Navdeep Saini hobbles off with groin pain
First Cricket News

India vs Australia: Visitors' injury woes multiply as Navdeep Saini hobbles off with groin pain

The 28-year-old Saini had bowled five balls of his eighth, and the innings 36th, over during the second session when he had to walk off the field because of the pain.