The Indian team will soon visit Australia on a two month long tour. The team will be playing four test matches, three ODIs and three T20Is between November 21 and January 18. Recently, the BCCI and selectors announced the Test and T20I squad for Australia, and Dhoni was missing from the T20 squad. According to chief selector MSK Prasad, Dhoni has been ‘rested’ and are looking to fill the second wicketkeeper’s slot. The team selection committee has also selected two wicketkeepers – Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik, in the squads for the T20Is and Tests as well.
As per a media report, recently an advance party from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) travelled to Australia to prep for the November tour. During the inspection, the BCCI advance team asked Cricket Australia (CA) to remove beef from the Indian cricket team’s menu from the upcoming tour.
During the India’s tour of England in August, the men in blue were also served braised beef pasta as part of their lunch.
A tweet by the BCCI mentioned:
A well earned Lunch for #TeamIndia.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 11, 2018
The report also mentioned a source quoted as saying:
“Players often complain about the blandness of food served in Australia. There are a few vegetarians in the team who really struggle at the grounds. The inspection team has also roped in an Indian restaurant in Australia to supply curries to the boys.”
While one section of the users obviously stood against the BCCI, the other lot supported the move. See reactions:
this is a serious issue…..
— rupesh ranjan (@rupeshr16616390) November 1, 2018
One should eat what one likes. Its faith and liking.
— santosh ramesh kore (@kore_santosh) November 1, 2018
Can you sell pork in Pakistan and give the same logic that food is a personal choice
— Hot Cold Drink (@BoiledCold) November 2, 2018
Is eating halal compulsory on some airlines for all ?
Or they don’t deserve to have a choice of halal or non halal?
— Rupakala Kamath (@RupakalaKamath) November 2, 2018
BCCI respect indian religion and PRESSTITUTES dont ..as simple as tht
— 😆राहुलेन्द्र आलूबली 😆 (@weluvnamo) November 2, 2018
Very logical explanation : consumption of beef creates lethargy in the body which sportsmen hate.
This lethargy can also cost them the game.
Nothing political here.
Since our captain has gone vegan now, this is the best for the team and many victories abroad.
— ThanosThata (@ThanosThata) November 2, 2018