London: While the Lord’s cricket ground has been home to some of the biggest cricket games, including the World Cup finals, the iconic venue often grabs the attention for their lunch menu for the teams.
The variety it has on offer has often been the talking point. The case has been no different during the ongoing Test between England and India.
However, a food item on Lord’s lunch menu for the players irked some of the cricket fans in India.
After Mohammed Shami managed to put India in front in the first session on Day three, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted a picture of the lunch menu, saying, A well earned Lunch for #TeamIndia. You prefer? #ENGvIND.”
While there was grilled chicken, chicken tikka curry, paneer tikka curry, dahl makhani, chocolate mousse and more, a presence of ‘braised beef pasta’ did not go down well with some of the Indian Twitter users.
Beef in the menu? How? Any anti nationals in the team?— Merphy Philip (@merphy_philip) August 11, 2018
Why beef is there in menu for the INDIAN TEAM????— Ajay Tati (@tati_ajay) August 11, 2018
Beef? How this allowed?— Pankaj Bhayani (@pankaj_bhayani) August 11, 2018
बीफ़ खाओगे तो ऐसे ही खेल पाओगे,— Jeevan 🚩[राष्ट्रवादी]🚩 (@Jeevan_sanchore) August 11, 2018
तुम लोग ही देश के युवाओं को गुमराह करते हो, ओर बीफ़ खाने के लिये प्रेरित....
सुधर जाओ @BCCI अभी भी वक़्त है
Not acceptable beef in Indian cricket team menu.— naresh kumar parida (@naressh4u8382) August 11, 2018
Beef ????— Rupendra Singh (@rsfauzdar) August 11, 2018
To kya halwa puri milegi??— Rakesh Mhatre (@Rakesh6497) August 11, 2018
हमारे भारतीय खिलाड़ियों के लिए बीफ परोसा जा रहा है कितने शर्म की बात है कि @BCCI उसको बड़े गर्व से ट्वीट भी कर रहा है........ जरा सोचिए— DIMPLE GUPTA (@guptadimple385) August 11, 2018
Kyun bawaal macha rahe ho Beef per? That's a just a Menu and that too outside India!! Ab angrej bhi anti national ho gaye kya?— IamIndian (@Unfuk_Withable) August 11, 2018
so what? this is england not india... anyone can eat beef if they wish to. Beef is common in english and european diet.— The official John (@OfficialJohn95) August 11, 2018
Lol. This is the combined menu for both teams. I don't think BCCI is stupid enough to feed the team beef and tweet it publicly.— Nana Siddharth (@NanaSiddharth) August 11, 2018