Afghanistan made their debut in the longest format of the game on Thursday against the World number 1 side India in Bengaluru. One of the prerequisites for them to play Test cricket was to maintain a fitness of a different level in order to cope with the requirements of the five-day cricket and the visiting team was given a dietary plan with three different menus to have during the Test match.
Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) has been given the three different menus and have been told to strictly serve one of them only to the Afghanistan team according to the reports in IB Times. Chicken, Mutton, and Fish are part of the menu and one of the three will be served at the lunchtime during the Test match.
Some of the instructions to the chef read: “All the meat and chicken used in preparation should be Halal. Very little oil should be used in the preparation. Reduce the number of spices and salts used in meals, especially at lunchtime.”
It remains to be seen if they will be able to embrace the stern lessons in the Test cricket going forward in the near future. Currently, the Afghanistan team is following on in the Test match with trailing by more than 300 runs in the second innings and six wickets in hand.
Here’s the full menu of Afghanistan cricket team:
Plan 1: Hot and sour soup, mutton korma, chicken malai boti, grilled fish with lemon butter sauce, boiled vegetable, boiled rice, vegetable noodles, any lentil, roti (bread), different kinds of salads, yogurt, desserts/ice cream, fresh fruits.
Plan 2: Chicken corn soup, chicken korma, grilled fish with concasse sauce, grilled chicken, mutton pulav, boiled vegetables and mashed potatoes, penne pasta with white sauce, lentil, roti, different kinds of salads, yogurt, desserts/ice cream, fresh fruits.
Plan 3: Chicken and vegetable clear soup, mutton korma, chicken boti barbeque, grilled fish with lemon butter sauce, peas pulav, vegetable noodles, any lentil, boiled vegetables, roti, different kinds of salads, yogurt, desserts/ice cream, fresh fruits.
Brown rice, chicken/mutton korma, chicken boti, fish pakora, fruit custard, low-fat ice cream, tea with cookies.
Throughout the day during the Test match
Water, Gatorade, tea, coffee, fresh fruits, muffins, biscuits, chicken and vegetable sandwiches, regular and low-fat milk, fresh fruit juices, yogurt, honey, jam, chewing gums, chocolates.