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Delhi, Gurgaon restaurants and bars are going innovative for India-Pakistan match

From Dhoni Sixer Beer Bucket to Raina Shots and Virat Shooters — here’s how Delhi and Gurgaon eateries and pubs are cashing in on the India-Pakistan match, scheduled for Sunday.

more lifestyle Updated: Jun 01, 2017 14:26 IST
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Etti Bali
Hindustan Times
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Restaurants and pubs in Delhi-NCR are ready with great deals and quirky offers as India take on Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy match in Birmingham on Sunday.(Ronjoy Gogoi/Hindustan Times)

If you are a cricket fan, we don’t need to tell you what’s happening on Sunday. But, what we would like to tell you is that as India takes on Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy on that day, restaurants in Delhi-NCR are armed with quirky offers, great deals and discounts .

“Cricket is a sport loved by all especially when you have your own country playing. We will be screening the match as the energy pool is bigger and the perks to go with it just makes the sport more exciting,” says Vineet Wadhwa, of Fio Cookhouse & Bar in Nehru Place. The restaurant is offering a round of shots every time India hits a six and takes a wicket. There’s also a combo of 2+1 on select alcohol till the match is over.

Wicket Paneer Tikka platter at Molecule in Gurgaon.

If you are feeling epicurious, then Molecule Air Bar in Gurgaon plans to put a spin on regular dishes. They have curated a menu with specialities like shots platter, Wicket Paneer Tikka platter, hit the Arancini Balls platter and more. “India-Pakistan matches are iconic. We will be giving jerseys of India cricket team at the entrance,” says owner Manish Sharma. Not only this, guests can also enjoy complimentary shots each time India take a wicket.

And if you already aren’t charged up enough, this offer will keep you in high spirits. At Prankster, Gurgaon, on offer are complimentary shots for the first 15 people on the bar on each wicket of Pakistan.

The day also calls for rooting for your favourite player and supporting them. To encourage patrons, The Junkyard Café, Connaught Place, has named cocktails after cricketers. So, how about some Beware of Indian Players, Raina Shots and Virat Shooters? “The match between India and Pakistan is not only a match between the players, but it always appears like we all are playing on the pitch,” says owner Umang Tewari.

Beware of Indian Players cocktail at The Junkyard Cafe. 

At Gatsby by BW in Greater Kailash, if you are wearing blue to show support to the team, then you get complimentary shots, and, if your tees have slogans like ‘I love Virat Kohli’ or ‘We love India’, then you are entitled to a discount.

For those who like their victories sweet and drinks chilled, Storm Version 2.0, East of Kailash, is offering unlimited drinks for Rs 999 for one innings. “ We are also curating a special menu with items like Dhoni’s Flying Helicopter, Kohli’s Cover Drive, Ashwin’s Top Spinner, Virat Fourmartini, Dhoni Sixer Beer Bucket, Yuvraj Magic Masala, Ashwin E’rita, Rohit Passiontini, Ravinder Mojito Jadeja to name a few,” says owner Shamit Ajmani.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to unleash your passion and cheer for #TeamIndia.

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First Published: Jun 01, 2017 14:25 IST