Pathans’ day out at Karachi

July 3rd, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Karachi, July 3 (IANS) Nihari is a Mughlai dish originating from Delhi. But meat-eaters visiting Karachi know that a few of this bustling city’s restaurants make this mouth-watering dish really well. Brothers Irfan and Yousuf Pathan, who are members of the visiting Indian cricket team, are among them. The Indian all-rounders made the most of a rest day, Tuesday, before their team’s back-to-back matches against Pakistan and Sri Lanka by going out for Nihari with a Pakistani journalist. According to an eye witness, they loved it.

Unlike the Pathans - who managed to break away from what is a regimental food policy — most of the Indian cricketers are religiously following the diet instructions of their nutritionist.

For them, Karachi - which is famous for its spicy food - is like any other place in the world. The cricketers eat what’s especially prepared for them by their hotel chefs on the instructions of the team management. Their officials want them to be in proper physical shape, especially for the ongoing Asia Cup, which is being played in energy-sapping conditions.

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