Knights Players


Bharat Popli

DOB

30 May 1990

Nickname

Baz

Shirt Number

67

District Association

Bay of Plenty

Styles

Right-hand batsman | Leg-break

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What's the best thing about being a knight?

Getting to play with and against some of the best players in the world.

What is your proudest cricketing moment to date?

Winning the NZ Domestic Cricketer of the year.

Favourite ground to play at and why?

Bay Oval because it is my home ground and I played a lot of games there growing up.

Who would you choose (past or present, any country) to bat for your life?

Rahul David

What advice would you give to our Jr Knights?

Enjoyment is definitely the key.

Do you have any pre-match superstitions/rituals?

I have a specific sequence in which I put on my cricket gear. I also flick a piece of grass in the air as I walk onto the field.

Favourite cheat day food?

Chicken Iskender from a Turkish place.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

An Astronaut

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