Watching Kerala cricketer Sanju Samson hit some really 'heavy' sixes that flew over the Sharjah cricket stadium, business tycoon Anand Mahindra wrote on his twitter page, "Can someone please share with me what exactly this gentleman Samson's daily diet is?"
Not just Anand Mahindra, many cricket enthusiasts have been in awe of the players' incredible physical strength. Fitness is a crucial element that determines their performance on the field. Here's what some of the most popular cricketers eat, in case you have been wondering about the diets and eating habits of your favourite players.
Though he has retired from cricket, the legendary batman is still keen on maintaining fitness. His breakfast mostly consists of steamed dishes. Milk and fresh juice are also part of Sachin's breakfast menu. His lunch is pretty simple with roti and yoghurt. For dinner, he eats chapathi with baked fish and some salad as well. As he isn't active on the field anymore, Sachin tries to stay away from protein-rich food as much as possible.
A change in his diet plan has significantly helped the Indian cricket team captain's performance. He used to be a lover of chicken and enjoyed alcohol occasionally. However, in 2012, he gave up both. He even said 'no' to his favourite bhatura and all other fatty foods. Kohli has been a vegetarian for the last two years. The skipper says that his performance on the ground has improved ever since he became a vegetarian.
Eggs are unavoidable in Rohit Sharma's daily diet. He says that he eats at least a dozen eggs before the practice sessions. On most days, his breakfast is oats and milk.
Though he is too fond of Gujarati cuisine, Jadeja tries to avoid fatty and high-calorie food. Jadeja, who enjoys a heavy and filling breakfast, usually skips lunch. However, he makes sure to eat a nutritious and well-balanced dinner. He drinks milk or eats fruits as snacks in between the meals.
Australian batsman Steve Smith began his career as a leg spinner. However, disciplined training and a healthy diet chart played a pivotal role in making him one of the best batsmen in test cricket. His breakfast on most days is oats and milk. A glass of fresh fruit juice, too, is part of his breakfast menu. Sandwich loaded with protein is his lunch. For dinner, he eats a banana with his regular sandwich. Though it is widely believed that tea and coffee do not favour a fit and healthy lifestyle, Steve Smith has not been able to say 'no' these.