Steve Smith is currently on India tour for a 5-match One Day International series. India has already taken a 1-0 lead with a 26 run win against Australia at Chennai. Now, the Australian team is in Kolkata for the second ODI to be played at Eden Gardens. But it seems all is not well, at least not according to Steve Smith.
Steven Smith, the Australian captain is not someone who is known to take nonsense lying down. He has a history of losing his temper at the drop of a hat, with his ‘brain fade’ episode now infamous. He showed his wrath again when he made clear that he was not impressed with the grilled chicken that was served to him and the team. According to Steve Smith, the food they provided to them was not up to the mark
A Cricket Association of Bengal official informed CricketNext about the overheated chicken. He said,
The Australian players were not too happy when they came to realise that the grilled chicken served to them had been cooked at a temperature above the prescribed 73-degree centigrade. They had already made their requirement known in advance and the fact that it wasn’t followed did not go down too well with them. It took some cajoling before they calmed down. But things are now under control and the cook has been told not to repeat the mistake.
The match during the first ODI was truncated by rain. There are predictions of rain playing spoilsport on 21st September as well, which could have a massive effect on the match. The curator Sujan Mukherjee had said,
The pitch and ground conditions is just perfect. It’s an ideal condition what’s required for a One-Day International contest but I cannot say whether it will rain or not.
Australia would be hoping they square off the series at the Eden Gardens, which would be very difficult considering they are used to a dry, bouncy pitch. Going by the records, Australia have not won a match at the iconic Gardens since 2003.