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Prasidh Krishna: 'Kamlesh Nagarkoti eats a lot, but it never shows on him'

The Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler on the best dosa in Bengaluru, the team-mate with the best metabolism, and his kryptonite - dessert

Prasidh Krishna reacts on the field during a game against England Lions, Fischer County Ground, June 26, 2018

When Death by Chocolate calls, Prasidh Krishna answers  •  PA Images via Getty Images

What's one meal you're most likely to eat over and over again during the week?
The masala dosa that my mom makes - I can eat that all day every day.
One dish that you're really good at cooking for yourself?
Cheese Maggi. I love cooking it and I feel I'm the best at it.
What is one food you've discovered in your time with KKR?
Mishti doi. I can't say I've been eating a lot of it, but it's one thing I love from Bengal.
Which of your KKR team-mates is the best cook?
None of us are good cooks. Abhishek Nayar, I've eaten some food he's cooked, but I think he's the only one that's cooked for us at all.
Which cricket venue you've played at has had the best food?
Bangalore, Chinnaswamy Stadium. Maybe it's because I've had so much food there but I feel that's the best you can get at a venue.
What's a typical meal for you on match days?
Start off with some vegetables, then rice, dal and finish it off with some curd. It's usually very, very simple South Indian food.
If you had to take your overseas team-mates out for the best dosa in Bangalore, where would you take them?
I'd bring them home. My mom makes the best masala dosa, like I said, so I would definitely bring them all home.
Is there something you really love to eat but have removed from your diet for fitness reasons?
Sweets, of course. I'm a big fan of sweets and I can eat it all day but I've kept off it for some time now.
What is your favourite pre- or post-workout snack?
I think scrambled eggs with cheese is something I've been addicted to of late, so I'd probably eat eggs after a workout.
Is there anyone in the KKR squad who can eat anything without it affecting their fitness?
Kamlesh Nagarkoti. He eats a lot. He eats as much as all of us, but he's got such good metabolism that it never shows.
What are some of your favourite sweets?
I eat everything. I love Bengali sweets, gulab jamun, anything that's sweet.
What fast food is okay to eat as a professional sportsperson?
There's nothing that's not okay to eat. I love chaat - masala puri, bhel puri and all of that - and I enjoy eating it.
Is there a snack that always goes with you in your kit bag when you're on the road?
I don't really carry any kind of food. I'm not fussy about food at all, so it's never been a problem.
What food do you miss most when you're away from home?
I think the rice and pappu (dal) that my granny makes, I miss that a lot.
If you could reward yourself with a cheat meal after taking a five-for, what would it be?
I'd reward myself with some masala dosa, then rice with pappu and finish it off with some dessert. I'm a big fan of the Death by Chocolate from Corner House in Bangalore, so I'd top it off with some DBC.

Dustin Silgardo is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo