Pakistan Cricket Team is currently in Kolkata as they are scheduled to play against Bangladesh in Eden Gardens. Men in green are on the verge of getting knocked out of the World Cup and amid this, they are catching attention for other reasons. As per reports, on October 29, the Pakistan Cricket Team refused to have dinner at Team Hotel and instead ordered their favorite food items via Zomato food delivery app.
Pakistan Players ordered food from Zomato in Kolkata
As per Pakistan Sports journalist Farid Khan, Biryani was not available at the 5-star hotel where the Pak team is staying. So, the Pakistan players ordered Biryani, Chap, Firni (Kheer), Kebabs, and Shahi Tukda from a nearby restaurant named ‘Zam Zam’. The director of the restaurant informed ANI that they had no idea that the order was made by Pakistan Cricket Players.
No biryani for Pakistan's team in their hotel in Kolkata! As per India dot com, Pakistan's players refused hotel's food and ordered biryani from Park Circus Restaurant last night 👀
Sports Tak reported that Pakistan players also ordered chap, firni, kebabs and shahi tukda via…
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) October 30, 2023
“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. People from every nationality should come and try our food. Kolkata has its own style of biryani which is very famous all over the world,” Shadman Faize the director of the Zam Zam Restaurant told ANI.
Pakistan Team faces criticism for Food Choices
Since the Pakistan team arrived in India, their food choices have become the subject of jokes for many. While most athletes show dedication by opting for healthy food to stay in shape, Pakistan’s players seem to find it challenging to control their taste buds. Talking about Virat Kohli, he has taken the vegetarian route, giving up his once-favorite butter chicken
Throughout the World Cup, the Pakistan team’s food orders have consisted of items like Biryani, Chaap, Kebabs, Lamb Chops, Butter Chicken, Grilled Fish, etc. These food choices are high in calories and are not suitable for a diet appropriate for international-level cricketers. And now, as the Babar Azam-led team ordered food from Zomato, netizens couldn’t resist poking fun at the Pakistan side. Below, you will find fans’ reactions to the news.
— Radhika Chaudhary (@Radhika8057) October 30, 2023
— Cricket Updates (@CricupbyMahi) October 30, 2023
They are professional, still they eat these type of things. That is why they never look active in field.
— Kirkett (@bhaskar_sanu08) October 30, 2023
— DuXango🏔️🌠🇮🇳🇺🇸 (@Nagetheworld) October 30, 2023