Pakistan Cricket Team Refused To Eat Dinner In Kolkata, Check The Big Reason Here

The Pakistan cricket team finds itself in an unenviable position as they land in Kolkata for their upcoming World Cup match against Bangladesh at the legendary Eden Gardens. Battling a string of defeats, the men in green are on the brink of elimination, sitting at the 7th position in the standings with just 4 points. Their chances of securing a top-four finish are dwindling. However, the Babar Azam-led side clings to a glimmer of hope, aiming to win all three remaining matches to secure a berth in the 2025 Champions Trophy.

While Pakistan’s performance in the World Cup has been a cause for concern, the team’s recent food choices in Kolkata have caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts. As reported by Sports Tak, the Pakistan cricketers have chosen to order their meals from an online food delivery app rather than relying solely on what the hotel has to offer.

According to the report, the visiting team opted for a diverse range of dishes, including Biryani, Chaap, Firni, Kebabs, and Shahi Tukda, sourced from one of Kolkata’s renowned restaurants. This culinary deviation follows their warm welcome to the City of Joy on October 28, where they were greeted with sweet curds, an array of sweets, and patties.

The Pakistan team took a day off on Monday, recharging for their crucial clash against Bangladesh, which they must win to keep their semi-final hopes alive.

Head coach Grant Bradburn provided insight into the team’s current situation. The Pakistan cricket team’s World Cup journey, marked by wins against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, was marred by subsequent defeats to India, Australia, Afghanistan, and South Africa.

“We’re in a position that we didn’t want to be,” remarked Bradburn, expressing the team’s disappointment. To add to their challenges, Pakistan faces the adversity of a poor net run rate, standing at -0.38.

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The head coach emphasized that the team was determined to control their destiny at this tournament stage. Still, they find themselves at the mercy of fate regarding their semi-final aspirations. Bradburn and his squad have shifted their focus to preparing rigorously for the three remaining pool matches.

While the Pakistan cricket team grapples with on-field challenges, they also face off-field troubles. Reports of players not receiving their salaries and the cricket board’s handling of contracts have drawn criticism.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has stated that contracts have been dispatched to India and that players have signed them. This development should pave the way for the organization of payments, potentially alleviating some off-field concerns.

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