The Indian team has had to travel non-stop since arriving in Australia and now that the T20 World Cup is in its final phase, the players are dining at a famous Indian restaurant before the big semi-final match.
Adelaide. The Indian team enjoyed dinner at the ‘British Raj’ restaurant here ahead of the T20 World Cup semi-final match against England. The Indian team has had to travel non-stop since arriving in Australia and now that the T20 World Cup is in its final phase, the players are dining at a famous Indian restaurant before the big semi-final match. On Thursday, the Rohit Sharma-led side will look to end England’s journey in the ongoing tournament. Located on Henley Beach Road in Torranceville, this restaurant is famous for its Chicken Tikka, Kashmiri Pulao and Rogan Josh. At the start of the tournament, the Indian team had a problem with the food being provided by the International Cricket Council as it was not to the taste of the players. A senior Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official privy to team activities told PTI, “There hasn’t been much opportunity for the team and the players to rest and decompress from the pressure of tough tournaments like the e.g. World Cup due to the number of matches. There is hardly any time in between. ,
He said, “There was also a lot of flying inside Australia so it was a pleasant three days in Adelaide. So the players and their partners present here (wives and girlfriends) enjoyed the team dinner. It’s also a system to bring the team together. It Indian cricket team is the most commercially viable team so it had to travel to all the major cities of Australia to play matches.The team reached Perth from Mumbai.The team stayed in Perth for seven days where they participated in rigorous training and practice matches. The team then played official practice matches (a match in Brisbane was washed out due to rain). These two were separate ‘time zones’ after which the team reached Melbourne. The team then stayed in Melbourne for four days, then Sydney for four days and Perth ( different time zones) for three days. The team then spent three days in Adelaide and three days in Melbourne. The team would travel the day after the match, followed by a rest day and an optional training session.
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