Ever imagined what a tweet could do to a perfect buffet? Apparently, the Indian Cricket Team has decided to stay away from all things beef. The Board of Control for Cricket in India received flak from netizens when its official Twitter handle posted a photo of the lunch menu that included braised beef pasta at Lord’s during India’s tour of England earlier this year. The tweet read: “A well-earned lunch for #TeamIndia.” Well, not anymore.
Following the successful series against West Indies, India will be touring Australia for two months starting this month; the team management has been urged to have a no-beef clause included in the Memorandum of Understanding between BCCI and Cricket Australia. It’s sad to know that people are more concerned about what the team is eating rather than their performance. It doesn’t end there. A two-man BCCI team tasked with checking out the venues and facilities for the Men in Blue in Australia has asked for ‘Indianised’ food and drink for the team. And here we thought travelling to another country and sampling its culture and cuisine was part of the beauty of sport. Ah well.