NEW DELHI: Indian team’s relation with Cricket Australia turned sour when Ishant Sharma left the Gabba at lunch on the third day after finding that there was no vegetarian preparation in the menu, Times of India reported.
Apparently they have been unhappy with the food provided ever since they landed.
The team was very unhappy about the food provided at Glenelg Oval for the two practice matches and it was notified to the authorities concerned. However, the Indian team did not make their grievance public as the nation was in mourning after Phil Hughes’ death.
The team was happy with the arrangements made for the first Test in Adelaide where South Australia Cricket Association arranged for an Indian chef to prepare food for the Indian team during the match.
But things took a turn in Brisbane. On day three, proper vegetarian fare was not provided at lunch. Ishant Sharma and Suresh Raina complained about it and proceeded outside the stadium premises to procure vegetarian food, accompanied by ICC’s ACSU personnel and team director Ravi Shastri.
However, on their return, they were told that food or beverages can’t be brought inside the stadium.
The two players consumed their food sitting outside and then returned to the dressing room.