With a day off Thursday, a good number of Bangladesh cricketers led by opener Tamim Iqbal went to a recent sensation of the world food industry, Nusr-Et, a Turkish steak house famous for its food, and also because of its celebrity owner Nusret Gokce, nicknamed “Salt Bae”
The food habit of the Bangladesh cricketers has changed drastically in the past few years.
Complaints of cricketers not maintaining their diet and not spending enough of their daily allowance while on tour have now minimised.
This has mainly been driven from the theory of fitness being the key to success, which the Bangladesh cricketers now religiously believe in.
The current batch of cricketers are now often seen following a strict diet and on “cheat days” while on tour, they tend to try out at high-end restaurants.
The team are currently touring the UAE for the six-nation Asia Cup, set to start in Dubai Saturday with Bangladesh taking on Sri Lanka at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
With a day off Thursday, a good number of Bangladesh cricketers led by opener Tamim Iqbal went to a recent sensation of the world food industry, Nusr-Et, a Turkish steak house famous for its food, and also because of its celebrity owner Nusret Gokce, nicknamed “Salt Bae”.
Salt Bae's style of cooking and preparation of the meat became an internet sensation overnight and with six restaurants around the globe, all the big names across the globe have tried the dish, including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Roman Abramovich, Karim Benzema and Diego Maradona, among many others.
The menu being on the expensive side, all the cricketers in the Bangladesh team were informed, and only those willing were asked to join in, turning it into a group of 10.
Tamim was the group leader with Mashrafe bin Mortaza, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah and others joining in to enjoy the experience.
The dinner was a five-course meal, including the famous Turkish dessert Baklava with ice cream.
The Bangladesh cricketers who have the tendency of having a rice meal enjoyed the two-hour long dinner not only because how good the food tasted, but also the entertainment the restaurant employees give the guests while dining.
To finish, there was a long laughter and jokes shared over the bill which many would consider to be a trait for the ultra-rich.
This was a good distraction for the cricketers with two days to the start of the Asia Cup, and something that might help them ease off the pressure of expectation they are carrying going into the tournament.