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Rohit Sharma, other Indian players trolled for ‘consuming beef’ during controversial outing in Australia


One outing, two controversies! Even before the ‘hugging-a-fan’ by Rishabh Pant controversy doused, there is another problem for the Indian players. After the shots of the bill at a Melbourne restaurant surfaced on the social space, fans spotted that Indian players had consumed pork and beef during the meal.

It was a fan video that sparked all the controversy. Meanwhile, Cricket Australia (CA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are investigating the video and seeking whether there was a breach of biosecurity protocols.


BCCI claims that there has been no such breach and is ready to stand with their players.

Meanwhile, the act of consuming pork and beef did not go down well with the fans – who slammed the cricketers.

The Indian fan named Navaldeep Singh who had paid the bill for the cricketers too had taken to Twitter and spoken about another controversy that embroiled his tweet as he had mentioned that Rishabh Pant had hugged him – which is breaching the protocols.

Navaldeep Singh, come up with a clarification and stated that Pant never hugged him. He said he wrote that in his earlier tweet only out of excitement and added that social distancing was maintained throughout.

“Clarification – Pant never hugged me it was all said in excitement we maintained social distance all thru:) Apologies for miscommunication @BCCI @CricketAus @dailytelegraph,” his tweet read.