Ravi Bopara Recalls Preity Zinta's Paratha Treat and Praises Jasprit Bumrah

Ravi Bopara Recalls Preity Zinta’s Paratha Treat and Praises Jasprit Bumrah

Former England and Punjab Kings all-rounder Ravi Bopara has shared fond memories of his time with the franchise during the 2009-10 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Bopara, who played for Punjab Kings for two seasons, participated in 15 matches for the team.

One of the most memorable moments for Bopara was when team owner Preity Zinta personally prepared delicious paranthas for him. “Those were the early days in the IPL, when it was a party, those were the great days,” said Bopara in FanCode’s IPL show ‘The Super Over’.

Bopara, who scored 386 runs for Punjab Kings, went on to share a heartwarming anecdote. “The standout moment apart from winning, and getting my highest score, was when Preity Zinta cooked parathas for me. She made them with her own hands. When she asked me what I wanted for breakfast, I mentioned aloo parathas, and she graciously made them herself. I am forever thankful for that gesture,” Bopara said.

Apart from his culinary experiences, Bopara also had high praise for Jasprit Bumrah, saying he is amongst the best T20 fast bowlers in the world, and is likely to be the greatest ever whenever he calls time on his career. He also called on SRH to promote Heinrich Klassen up to no.3 spot based on his impressive form in the tournament so far.

Apart from Punjab Kings, Bopara also represented Sunrisers Hyderabad (in 2015) in his IPL career. He played 9 matches for the Orange Army.