Not only on the field, Ravindra Jadeja seems to have a bad time off it too. The left-arm spinner, who has not been included in the team for the upcoming T20I series against Australia, has landed in hot waters after the health department of Rajkot Municipal Corporation found inedible food items from his restaurant ‘Jaddu’s Food Field’ on Friday (October 6).
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The Ahmedabad Mirror has reported that the allrounder’s restaurant in Rajkot was one of the three raided by the city’s municipal corporation. The news outlet further claimed that the inedible food was destroyed by the authorities and the restaurants have subsequently been served a notice of four days to get their act together.
As per the report, boiled food preserved for long period, breads with fungus, food colour, items without mention of the expiry date and stale vegetables were destroyed by the authorities. The eatery in Rajkot is taken care by Jadeja’s sister Naina.
“Yes we had some quantity of boiled and cooked food. Only a few pieces of bread had gone stale. We used to preserve cooked food, but now we will ensure it is destroyed the same night. Also, we did not have a crusher. We could not find it in the market, but will make arrangements now. The food colours were meant to be used only for vegetable carvings and not in food,” Naina was quoted as saying.
Jadeja, meanwhile, seems to have fallen down the pecking order in the limited-overs cricket. Currently number two Test bowler in the world, Jadeja has not played any ODI or T20I since his average outings in the Champions Trophy and the West Indies tour. His last international appearance came during the Colombo Test against Sri Lanka in August.