Ben Stokes (L) and Jaydev Unadkat from IPL 2017 © BCCI
Ben Stokes (L) and Jaydev Unadkat from their Rising Pune Supergiant days in IPL 2017 © BCCI

IPL, all over the years, has been popular for its diversity and bond of foreign and Indian players. From AB de Villiers-Virat Kohli, Kohli-Chris Gayle, MS Dhoni-Steven Smith, David Warner-Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma-Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga-Jasprit Bumrah, the list has been endless. Apart from the flurry of boundaries, nerve-wrecking encounters to off-field camaraderie, everything has caught hold of the audience and viewers. The latest bromance ensuing between an overseas and Indian player is: Ben Stokes and Jaydev Unadkat. Both the Rajasthan Royals’ players, the two biggest buys of the season, interviewed each other off the 22-yard circle. The questions weren’t related to cricket, and showed the equation between the duo.

Unadkat began the interview. His first question to Stokes was the Englisman’s favourite place in India. Stokes’ reply, without a doubt, was Jaipur (his current franchise). When Unadkat questioned him whether he chose to mention this place only because it is now his franchise, Stokes didn’t hesitate one bit. LOL.

Stokes (The Big Ben — revealed by Unadkat) also revealed his favourite mate from the Royals’ dugout. Unadkat’s flattery bore no effective result as the England all-rounder mentioned Rahul Tripathi’s name.

It was Stokes’ turn later on. He had a strange question up his sleeve. He inquired whether given an option, which fruit would Unadkat wish to turn into? (Inside joke probably?). They both wrapped up the interview with the reply in unison- MANGO.