- Pakistan Cricket Team opts for a Biryani, Kebabs, and Chap feast ahead of their critical World Cup clash with Bangladesh.
As the ICC World Cup 2023 heats up, the Pakistan cricket team’s off-field choices have become a talking point. Opting for a change from the usual routine, the team skipped their hotel dinner and ordered a feast from Kolkata’s renowned Zam Zam Restaurant ahead of the crucial match against Bangladesh on October 31.
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The order, including Biryani, Kebabs, and Chap, was placed through an online food delivery platform, adding an interesting twist to the team’s preparation. Shadman Faize, the Director of Zam Zam Restaurant, shared that they initially had no idea about the order’s origin, later discovering it was from the Pakistan cricket team.
He said,“The order came through an online food delivery platform. They ordered three dishes which were biryani, kebabs, and chap. They ordered it on Sunday evening after 7 PM. Initially, we had no idea that the order was from the Pakistan cricket team, but later we got to know it. I hope they liked the food.”
This move, however, follows criticism from former captain and fast-bowling legend Wasim Akram regarding the team’s fitness levels and dietary habits.
Wasim Akram, in a recent sports channel interview, expressed concerns about the players’ fitness, stating,Just look at the fitness levels of our players. We have been screaming here for the past three weeks that they haven’t been through fitness tests in the last two years. Now should I name them individually, their faces are getting broader. Lagta hai roz 8 kilo nihari khate hain (Seems like they are eating 8 kilos of meat every day). There should be some test, you are being paid for playing for your country and there has to be a certain criterion.
While the team’s dietary choices have sparked debates, Pakistan’s World Cup journey on the field has been challenging. With four consecutive losses, they find themselves in a precarious position, currently seventh in the standings with two wins from six matches. The recent one-wicket defeat against South Africa added to their woes.
In the upcoming fixtures, Pakistan faces Bangladesh on October 31 in Kolkata, New Zealand on November 4 in Bengaluru, and England on November 11, also in Kolkata.