ICC World Cup: Here’s MS Dhoni’s Favourite Kebab Corner in New Zealand

The Indian team has been out and about for more than 100 days now and one can’t accuse Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Co for longing for zesty Indian sustenance.

Be that as it may the Men in Blue by one means or another discover spots where they can get their most loved charge. In Australia (especially Adelaide and Melbourne), Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel were seen frequenting Nandos for its peri-peri chicken among different specialities – both vegan and non-veggie lover. Here in New Zealand as well, it just so happens they have a prevalent nourishment joint.

Kebabs Salateen, which is at a short distance from the Novotel lodging here in focal Hamilton, is a most loved among a portion of the Indian players. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ishant Sharma, Harbhajan Singh have been a percentage of the successive guests here at whatever point the Indian group boiled down to play at Seddon Park.

India cricket legend Sachin Tendular and his then opening accomplice Virender Sehwag have likewise gone by this eatery. The spot has been in presence for more than 14 years and is claimed by Khalid Mahmud, a Pakistani, settled here in NZ.

Ashraf Khokoon, supervisor of the kebab joint is not extremely pending with subtle elements, however affirmed that a considerable measure of other top cricketers likewise come to consume at the venue.

“Chris Gayle, Hashim Amla, Daniel Vettori, Jacques Kallis are a percentage of the top cricketers, who have come here previously,” Khokoon told mid-day. The restaurant has a divider loaded with pictures of all its renowned clients throughout the years.

The Indian team arrived in Hamilton from Perth on Saturday night and Khokoon, sitting tight for Dhoni to drop by is decently arranged with the Indian skipper’s most loved kebab inclination.

“The Indian group arrived toward the end of last night. That is the reason Dhoni hasn’t come here yet. However the last time he was here (for the 2013-14 arrangement), he had our blend kebab – cooked bits of chicken and sheep filled into a roti with fiery sauces and mixed greens. He loved it,” said Khokoon, guaranteeing to make a kebab move that MSD favors. One nibble into the succulent meat gala and you know simply why Dhoni loves to drop by at whatever point he’s nearby.


I like challenging attacking players like Gayle

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin adores a decent battle and that is the reason he is more energized than scared at the possibility of testing the ever forceful Chris Gayle against the West Indies in their cricket World Cup coordinate here tomorrow.

“It’s about Chris Gayle as well as any assaulting batsman in world cricket. Anyone who assaults needs to put you off your snare. It’s comparable. I’m substance to take a gander at the wicket and I go emphatically for getting wickets off any batsman that I think is hazardous, in light of the fact that I like it,” Ashwin told mediapersons at the prematch meeting today.

‘I like testing assaulting players’

“I like to toss myself in the center and attempt to perceive the amount I can have an effect in that specific amusement. Be it Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers anyone. I look to get them out in the center. When you get them out, the amusement is going to make room,” he said.

With eight wickets from three recreations as such, Ashwin has made an awesome begin to the World Cup however he would like to term it as his best- continually bowling.

“I’m satisfied. It is truly encouraging to get wickets. It is constantly great to perform well. It provides for you a great deal of certainty. I think my adventure as a bowler in worldwide cricket has been an expectation to learn and adapt.

“There have been times before when I thought I’m rocking the bowling alley taking care of business, however quickly like in 10 months or a year’s opportunity, I generally observed there is an alternate rigging to go up. You never know with this diversion. In case you’re interested in learning, I think the summit is high,” he included.

Approached about his arrangement for this game, Ashwin answered, “Yet regarding readiness for the diversion, it will be the same. Since we get ready for each other group like we plan for the enormous groups. It’s not going to be altogether different. We’re really sure about executing tomorrow.”

The husky bowler likewise talked with alert as he would not like to look too a long ways ahead to the semi-final.