Ravindra Jadeja’s ‘Jaddu’s Food Field’ raided, stale food found in cricketer’s restaurant

The health department of Rajkot Municipal Corporation on Friday raided and destroyed the inedible food items from Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s restaurant ‘Jaddu’s Food Field’.

cricket Updated: Oct 07, 2017 18:16 IST
Devarchit Varma
Devarchit Varma
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Ravindra Jadeja’s last international appearance was against Sri Lanka earlier this year. Like Zaheer Khan, the Saurashtra cricketer is in the food business.(AFP)

Ravindra Jadeja’s restaurant in Rajkot was one of the three raided by the food department of the city’s municipal corporation on Friday. A large amount of stale and rotten food was discovered in the raid. (IND vs AUS 1st T20 live)

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According to the Ahmedabad Mirror, Ravindra Jadeja’s restaurant -- which goes by the name ‘Jaddu’s Food Field’ -- was among the three restaurants including a McDonald’s outlet which was raided by the Rajkot Municipal Corporation officials. The eateries have been served a notice of four days to get their act together and follow the rules.

At ‘Jaddu’s Food Field’, a large amount of boiled food which was preserved for a long period, bread infected with fungus, food items without their expiry date mentioned, stale vegetables and food colour were the elements that were destroyed.

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“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,” said Nainaba, Ravindra Jadeja’s sister.

“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,” she added.

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Ravindra Jadeja is among the many Indian cricketers who have their own restaurants. Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar had opened a restaurant by the name ‘Tendulkar’s’ in South Mumbai, whereas Sourav Ganguly’s ‘Sourav’s: The Food Pavilion’ shut down in 2011.

Zaheer Khan runs his restaurant in Pune with the name ‘Zaheer Khan’s Dine Fine’, while Praveen Kumar has his in Meerut, with the name ‘Praveen’s Restaurant’.

Virender Sehwag too had opened a restaurant with the name ‘Sehwag’s Favourites’ in New Delhi.

Former Sri Lankan cricketers Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have a common restaurant named ‘The Ministry of Crab’ in Colombo — a place which is visited by many cricketers while on Sri Lanka tour.

Chris Gayle’s ‘Triple Century Sports Bar 333’ is named after his highest Test score.

First Published: Oct 07, 2017 16:28 IST