It was a dream come true for twenty-five cricket lovers who flew from India to get royal treatment by England’s star batsman Kevin Pietersen who cooked kebabs for them here.
Whyte and Mackay, a Scottish company that produces alcoholic beverages had organised a contest — “The Whyte & Mackay 13th man activation” — during the 2009 IPL (Indian Premier League) where by ordering its drinks one could rub shoulders with the star batsman.
The winners met Pietersen, captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team on August 24 at the Cinnamon club, which is famous for its Indian cuisine.
“It was really exhilarating to see Pietersen in person and I enjoyed every moment of this visit,” Prashant Jalan, a winner from Mumbai said in a statement.
Another winner, Taipalli Soorya Poduval, from Bangalore described this opportunity as a life time experience.
“It was a dream come true for me as I got this life time opportunity to meet Pietersen in person. We really enjoyed with him. He took us to the kitchen where he tried his hands at cooking kebabs. It was simply an amazing experience,” Poduval said.
Pietersen too didn’t mind swapping his bat for skewers for that night.
“It was a great night as we enjoyed a great meal with some of India’s top cricket fans,” Pietersen said.