The Pakistan cricket team has finally arrived in Hyderabad, India, after the timely clearance of their visas. Upon their arrival, they were greeted by enthusiastic fans who turned out in large numbers to welcome the team. Several Pakistani players expressed their joy and appreciation for the warm welcome on social media.
Once in Hyderabad, the players wasted no time and hit the training ground in preparation for their upcoming warm-up game against New Zealand. Along with their training, the players also had the opportunity to savor some delicious Indian cuisine.
Due to dietary restrictions for all participating teams in India, including the unavailability of beef, the Pakistani players will rely on other protein sources like chicken, mutton, and fish. Their diet chart includes mouthwatering options such as grilled lamb chops, mutton curry, butter chicken, and grilled fish.
For their carbohydrate intake, the Pakistan team has requested dishes like steamed basmati rice, spaghetti in Bolognese sauce, and vegetarian pulao. Additionally, during their nearly two-week stay in India, they might indulge in the famous Hyderabadi biryani for their cheat meals.
“Diet is an extremely important part of an athlete’s meal, and Pakistan players are truly feasting on some exquisite cuisines in Hyderabad,” a source close to the team told PTI. The team has already hit the training ground once, ahead of their warm-up game against New Zealand on Friday. “While the players certainly enjoyed their first training session in India, the food they were served would’ve satisfied them too,” the source added.
This trip to India holds special significance for the Pakistani players, as it marks their first visit to the country. Regardless of the outcomes on the cricket field, it promises to be a memorable experience for Babar Azam and his team.
In terms of their schedule, the Pakistan cricket team has scheduled two warm-up matches before the start of the ODI World Cup. Their first warm-up game is against New Zealand in Hyderabad, followed by a second practice match against Australia. Pakistan’s ODI World Cup campaign kicks off with a match against New Zealand on October 6th.