One of the most noted rumours regarding Indian cricket stars and their diets hover around M S Dhoni. When the Indian Captain for ODI and T20 started his career, he had a love for explosive batting (he still does) that took everyone by surprise. Rumour mills churned out news that Dhoni preferred 6 litres of milk to be included in his daily diet!
While that stands dismissed, let's take a look at some of the others' plates.
Man of the moment Virat Kohli apparently drinks a litre of water for Rs 600. For good reasons too; he only takes Evian mineral water, a French product, that claims to have bottled pristine water from the rivers on the Alps Mountains. While he's busy touring countries, he likes goat meat and pink salmon fish on his menu. And while all that's good, he still likes his perks; he'll pinch in some chocolates any day!
Faf Du Plessis
The South African T20 captain has a milk and honey included diet. For extra fibre, he relies on oats drenched in honey and milk. Ever noticed those enviable biceps? Well, what goes in, shows outside! His regular intake of good chicken and seafood, in other words, good proteins, stand responsible for his fit and toned arms. While he does sound like a fitness freak, he eyes those pizzas and chocolates every once in a while too! Oh, and also, the cricketer is pro when it comes to cooking some delicious food.
Danger man Chris Gayle's breakfast is as healthy as it can get. He relishes a fine mix of fruits, veggies and meat. For carbs, he has pasta twice a day. The star's instagram page looks like a mini food website with photos of scrumptious food tossed around! Any day, native Caribbean goodies could give weak knees to the batting maestro.
This bowler has come a long way from giving off 6 sixes in an over to an attacking Yuvraj Singh. He has today become one of the most reliable bowlers of the England cricket team. Broad loves to find and order in a assorted goodies wherever he is. His lunch menu would most likely have mangoes, passion fruit, cinnamon flavoured nuts, beef preparations and soup. What a mixed bag!
If you come across a Sri Lankan restaurant called 'Ministry of Crab', be sure to walk in after you've been stumped by the name, for its co-owned by Sri Lankan cricketers Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. They call it a “celebration of Sri Lanka”.
A knock-out dish at Sehwag's restaurant in Delhi is named 'Multan ki Sultan ki tikki' that brings to mind Veeru's triple century in Pakistan's Multan. Cheeky, that!