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Beef served to Team India at Lord’s, BCCI tweets menu

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Beef served to Team India at Lord's, BCCI tweets menu

A Tweet by the BCCI stroked a controversy on Twitter as it showed that a beef dish was served to the Indian cricket team at lunch on the third day of the second cricket Test against England at Lord’s in London.

The cricket board shared the menu for day-three in which featured “braised beef pasta” along with other dishes.

However, the menu was for both teams and not for Team India alone as the meals were served buffet style and though the beef dish was included in the menu but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Indian players had it.

“A well earned lunch for #Team India,” tweeted BCCI.


India reduced England to 89 for four wickets at lunch on the third day of their second Test at the Lord’s here on Saturday.

Alastair Cook (21), Keaton Jennings (11), debutant Ollie Pope (28) and Joe Root (19) were the batsmen to have been dismissed, with England 18 runs behind India’s first innings total.

Jonny Bairstow (four not out) was at the crease at the time lunch was taken.

Seamer Mohammed Shami picked up two wickets, while pacer Ishant Sharma and Hardik Pandya took a wicket each.

Beginning the day, Cook and Jennings made a positive start, showing a lot of intent. But a full-pitched delivery missed Jennings’ bat and hit his pads, resulting in a LBW decision, with the hosts at 28.