Hyderabadi vs. Karachi Biryani? Pakistan Cricket Stars Declare Their Love for Indian Cuisine Ahead of ICC World Cup
The Pakistan Cricket Team is leaving no stone unturned in its quest for success at the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023. The team's meticulous preparation has included two practice matches held in Hyderabad, a city known for its rich culinary heritage, notably Hyderabadi Biryani.
Despite facing defeats in both practice matches, the Pakistan Cricket Team remains undeterred and resolute in its preparations. The matches served as valuable learning experiences, allowing the players to identify areas that require improvement before the tournament officially commences.
While in Hyderabad, the team has been indulging in the delectable flavors of Hyderabadi Biryani, a mouthwatering dish that has captivated their taste buds. This culinary delight has become a favorite among the players, offering them a brief respite from the rigors of cricket practice.
Notably, the International Cricket Council (ICC) added a delightful twist to the proceedings by sharing a video on its official Instagram account. This video showcased a friendly culinary competition between Hyderabadi Biryani and Karachi Biryani, two renowned biryani varieties from Pakistan. Prominent players from the Pakistan team shared their thoughts on this light-hearted battle of flavors.
Captain Babar Azam, an icon of Pakistani cricket, observed that both Hyderabadi and Karachi Biryani have distinct qualities. He noted that the biryani from Hyderabad possesses a slightly spicier taste, awarding it a commendable rating of 8 out of 10. Fast bowler Hasan Ali, on the other hand, openly declared his preference for the Hyderabadi variant, undoubtedly impressed by its unique flavor profile.
Opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq, known for his composed demeanor on the field, was diplomatic in his response. He declared that both types of Biryani were equally delicious and refused to favor one over the other, emphasizing that he savored the essence of both culinary delights. Fast bowler Haris Rauf, in a departure from diplomatic responses, couldn't contain his enthusiasm for Hyderabadi Biryani. He had heard of its worldwide reputation and wasted no time in trying it, giving it an extraordinary rating of 20 out of 10.
It's worth noting that the admiration for Indian cuisine is not limited to the Pakistani players alone. Cricketers from South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh have also expressed their love for various Indian dishes. South African players have been savoring the delightful Indian butter chicken, while Sri Lankan players have developed a fondness for the traditional Gujarati thali. Bangladeshi players, meanwhile, have been vocal about their craving for dishes like Rogan Josh and Biryani.
- PTC PUNJABI