After a thrilling Test match between India and England in Edgbaston, the second test match at the iconic Lords Cricket Ground got off to a drab start. While incessant rain continued to play spoilsport, the staff at the stadium made sure the players of both teams were in great spirits.
As we kept our fingers crossed for play to resume, the players were served a mouth-watering menu. The official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India posted a picture of the board where the details of the food items were mentioned.
In what could be termed as a foodie's delight, the menu for the first day at Lord’s included an incredible spread consisting of roasted stone bass, fresh lamb saddle, chicken lasagne, prawns and mashed potatoes.
Striking a perfect balance between desi and continental, there were Indian dishes like Chicken tikka curry, curry, dal, paneer tikka and mixed vegetables. Since no meal is complete without desserts - Dark chocolate apple pie custard, fresh fruit salad, and cherry cheesecake, were available to satiate the players sweet tooth.
However, the venue hasn't been a happy hunting ground for the visitors. If India are to win the second Test, then skipper Virat Kohli will have to do what only two Indians managed before him. India have played 17 matches so far at the legendary stadium, winning two, drawing four and losing 13. But in the past, only Kapil Dev (1986) and MS Dhoni (2014) have guided the team to success at Lord's.
The Three Lions don't enjoy a great record either at the 'Home of Cricket'. Earlier in May, Joe Root’s men lost to Sarfraz Ahmed’s Pakistan by nine wickets at the same venue. But with a lead of 1-0, they would be keen to carry the momentum and make it more difficult for Virat Kohli’s men to make a comeback in the five-match series.
While rain is the forecast for the upcoming days in England, you can expect many routine breaks, but stay tuned to find out what the players will been served next by the Lord's Cricket ground staff.