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Indian skipper Virat Kohli is seen gorging on home-made style chicken curry and rice. He said that it is rich in carbohydrates and protein and helps in dealing with the humid weather of Sri Lanka.
“I am enjoying the chicken here. It’s delicious”, Kohli said.
Hardik Pandya and Bhuvansehwar Kumar were having curd rice while pacer Umesh Yadav appeared to be cheating on his diet plan with naan (Indian bread) and chicken.
“Eating once or twice a week, it is allowed”, said Yadav.
Banquet chef of Taj Samudra, Prasanna Wimalasurendra, maintained that the diet was planned according to the team’s requirements.
“We are very concerned about their food and we package it in our hotel. We have a food truck that that gets the food from the hotel to the P Sara hotel”, the chef said.
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Ravindra Jadeja was seen sipping a typical Sri Lankan soup, the name of which he couldn’t recall.
India begin the Test match from Wednesday, July 26 and this would also be Ravi Shastri’s first assignment with Indian team after being appointed as head coach.
The Indian team would see the return of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma while Hardik Pandya has been included in Test squad for the first time.
India are in Sri Lanka for three Tests, five ODIs and a T20I.