A photo obtained by the QT shows fast bowler Ishant Sharma, batsman Virat Kohli and Indian team director Ravi Shastri enjoying a meal on the street outside the ground.
A photo obtained by the QT shows fast bowler Ishant Sharma, batsman Virat Kohli and Indian team director Ravi Shastri enjoying a meal on the street outside the ground. Facebook

Poor food at the Gabba sees Indian cricketers order out

THE Indian cricket team has eaten a vegetarian lunch provided by Indian Mehfil restaurant  on the Vulture St footpath after being dissatisfied with the food on offer inside the Gabba.

The QT understands there was some dispute over the official lunch for the Indians on day three of the Second Test.

A source told the QT that there "wasn't enough vegetarian food to go around" and the players insisted on eating the food from Indian Mehfil.

"The team came outside and ate on the footpath outside gate five because the protocols are that you can't bring food in to the ground," a source told the QT.

"There was a half hour of negotiations by the Indian team management and lots of people were watching it."

The team is staying at the Sofitel Hotel and their meals are being catered for by Indian Mehfil restaurant that has outlets at Ipswich, Brisbane City and Upper Mt Gravatt.

The Indian team has been eating at Indian Mehfil restaurants for the past nine years.

The QT contacted Indian Mehfil owner Raj Sharma who was tight lipped about the incident but confirmed it took place.

"All I can say is that my food is popular and that is why the team came outside the ground to eat it," he said.


PHOTOS: Out and About at Ballina Farmers’ Markets

premium_icon PHOTOS: Out and About at Ballina Farmers’ Markets

OUR photographer captured people enjoying the fresh food and produce at the...

All a-board for Local Land Services

premium_icon All a-board for Local Land Services

THE North Coast Local Land Services board is looking for people who represent their...

Proposed school expansion goes on public exhibition

premium_icon Proposed school expansion goes on public exhibition

The planned works are worth almost $590,000