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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has insisted that there is nothing wrong if players eat biryani, provided that they do so in moderation.
Sarfraz’s comments come after legendary left-arm seamer Wasim Akram criticised the players for eating biryani and not keeping a close eye on their diet ahead of the World Cup.
However, Sarfraz pointed out that it is extremely difficult for players to not eat delicacies they are used to indulging in.
“Let me tell you something about myself, I am very fond of eating,” Sarfraz was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “When it’s time for fitness tests or when tours are coming up, I try and avoid useless things to eat, so I reduce the intake of things that I usually eat a lot.
“You can eat biryani but you should not eat in amounts that you would normally eat.
“If your body is used to certain foods, then you really cannot stay away from it.
“I like the typical Karachiwallee Biryani and I also like Beef Korma with sheermal bread.
“Biryani can be of any type, but the meat in it has to be good and [it] should have good masala in it.”