The Pakistan cricket team, led by their captain Babar Azam, arrived in India on September 27, 2023, ahead of the ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 2023. Their arrival was met with a warm reception from Indian fans, both inside and outside the airport in Hyderabad. Tight security accompanied the squad, ensuring their safety throughout the journey.
Players in high spirits
Despite the security measures, the players appeared to be in high spirits, acknowledging the enthusiastic crowd and waving to fans who had gathered to catch a glimpse of their favourite cricketers. The warm welcome continued as the team made its way to the hotel, where the staff extended a hearty reception.
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Lavish menu for Pakistan team
According to the reports by news agency PTI, Pakistanis were treated to a sumptuous and diverse menu during their stay in India. Due to dietary restrictions imposed during the tournament, beef was unavailable to all participating teams. Pakistan, in line with these restrictions, focused on chicken, mutton, and fish as their primary sources of protein.
Reports further stated that, the team’s diet chart included delectable items such as grilled lamb chops, mutton curry, the ever-popular butter chicken, and grilled fish. To meet their carbohydrate requirements, the Pakistan team requested steamed basmati rice, spaghetti in Bolognese sauce, and vegetarian pulao from the stadium caterer. Additionally, as they are in India for almost two weeks, they may indulge in the famous Hyderabadi biryani for their cheat meals.
Warm-up matches and ODI World Cup campaign
Pakistan’s schedule leading up to the ODI World Cup includes a couple of warm-up matches. Their first practice game is against New Zealand in Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi stadium, scheduled for Friday. Following that, Babar Azam‘s men are set to face Australia in their second warm-up game on Tuesday (October 3).
Pakistan will kick off their CWC campaign with a fixture against Netherlands on October 6. As they prepare for this prestigious tournament, the Pakistan cricket team is enjoying a warm reception in India and savoring a delightful culinary experience.
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