Since Rohit took over the T20 Captaincy after the World Cup, team India white-washed New Zealand in three T20 matches. As the team is now getting ready for the test series against the Kiwis. Suddenly, shocking news getting rounds in the social media about the players’ diet emerged.
As per the report, the management of team India will serve only halal meat during the Test series time and all the players have been restricted from consuming pork and beef. “No pork and beef whatsoever in any form and variety. All meat must be Halal,” is stated in the catering requirements and marked “important,” a reported by a news agency. This restriction is much criticized by netizens for restricting the players to choose their own choice of food.
Though Arun Dhumal, BCCI treasurer confirmed that the diet plan has not been discussed by the board and no such things have been implemented. “The BCCI has not given any direction to any player or team staff on what to eat and what not to eat. All these rumours are baseless. This diet plan has never been discussed and will not be enforced. The board doesn’t advise anyone on what to eat and what not to eat. They are free to choose their own food,” Arun Dhumal was quoted as saying.
Following that, New Zealand’s first test match dietary plan states, “The food should contain moderate amounts of carbohydrate and protein and lower amounts of fat, to ensure these athletes get all the energy and nutrients required for their training and games. The prepared food must have plenty of flavour and be as fresh and natural as possible.”