5 Cricketers Who Also Run A Fine Dinning Restaurants
International players must adhere to a rigid routine, which includes their diet, in order to continually perform at top levels. To be fit enough to play at the international level, almost all world-class players adhere to a stringent diet. They must give up some of their favourite foods in exchange for an injury-free career. Do you know, however, there are several international cricketers’ own restaurants?
Being cricketers their on-field performances have won people's hearts, on the other hand, their bond with the public does not end there. They are providing fans the opportunity to dine in fine luxury and immerse their trust in them for a fantastic experience by running a restaurant and investing in the hospitality business.
Here are five cricketers who have opened restaurants that not only have a beautiful ambiance but also serve wonderful food.
Cricketers Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara, and chef Dharshan Munidasa own the Ministry of Crab in Colombo. While the food is outstanding, the elegant decor and service are sure to capture your attention. Shanghai, Colombo, Manila, and Mumbai are among the many locations where the famed eatery can be found. Additionally, as the name implies, it provides diners with a real crab-eating experience.
Zaheer Khan is probably one of India's top fast bowlers in Indian cricket history. He tried his fortune in the hospitality industry while playing cricket for Team India, opening his first restaurant, ZK's, in Pune in 2005. It is an expensive establishment, but it is well worth the money if the tourist wants to eat delectable dishes.
In 2013, he expanded his eatery business by opening 'Toss Sports Lounge' in the same city. While the former focuses on an indoor and outdoor dining ambiance, Toss is a high-end sports bar where the complete experience is centred on sporting events such as the Indian Premier League, English Premier League, NBA, Wimbledon, and others.
Jaddu's Food Field, owned by ace Indian bowler Ravindra Jadeja, is one of the most famous hangout spots in Rajkot, Gujarat. Indian, Mexican, Pasta, Pizza and Sizzlers, Thai, Chinese, Mocktails, and Desserts are all available on the restaurant's astonishingly accurate menu.
The hotel serves as a sort of fortunate charm for Jadeja, as the 31-year-old received his first call up to the Test team shortly after it opened. In an interview, he confirmed this, as well as the fact that the number 12 is particularly lucky for him. He celebrates his birthday on 12th December, and in 2012, he launched his hotel.
Kapil Dev, the former Indian captain who won the World Cup, established a theme-based restaurant in 2008. He was a passionate cricketer at the time, and he led Team India to win their first-ever World Cup. The 'Haryana Hurricane' maintains a special place in his heart for this game. To show his love for cricket, he opened a cricket-themed restaurant in Patna for the fans. In a cricket match, a team has a total of 11 players, therefore Dev titled it Elevens.
The eatery serves Indian, Continental, and Pan-Asian cuisine, and the furnishings are decorated with cricket-themed design. The restaurant delivers a true taste of the gentleman's game, with flags of several countries covering the walls and a floor covered with artificial grass.
Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, has opened Nueva, a lavish and fine dining restaurant in the gastronomical centre of RK Puram, in an attempt to bridge the gap between him and his followers. Kohli began his career in the hospitality industry in 2017.
It's a must-see in the capital because of its classy ambiance and delectable menu. Ceviche de Camarones, La Caja de Pinturas, Spicy mole, Peruvian piscos, and more are among the menu's highlights. Furthermore, if a fan is lucky, they may catch a glimpse of their favourite cricketer, Virat Kohli, who frequently comes to visit his eatery when he is in town.