October 16, 2008

Australia in India 2008-09

Hot milk with turmeric for breakfast

George Binoy

Bananas, banana shakes, eggs and hot milk with turmeric form part of Sachin Tendulkar’s breakfast, according to the chef at the hotel at which the teams are staying in Mohali. The ‘power breakfast’ for the players is a high-calorie mean with plenty of fibre and energy drinks. "We give them mix of continental which contains chicken or fish, baked beans, breakfast cereals, high calories like multi-grain bread, muesli, choice of cheese spreads, fresh variety of cut fruits and juices," Ramit Kohli told Indian Express.

There are exceptions, though, for on Wednesday the Indians had oil-free crispy paranthas and the Australians ate dosas. Ricky Ponting, however, preferred poached eggs.


George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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