Rajkot, The fourth match of the ongoing five-match T20 series between India and South Africa is to be played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. The Indian and South African cricket teams have reached Rajkot today for the T20 match to be played on June 19. The players of both the teams who reached Rajkot were welcomed in the tradition of Saurashtra.
India and South Africa have reached Rajkot to play their fourth T20 match. The Indian team has reached Hotel Sayaji on Kalavad Road. While the African team is to stay at Hotel Fortune. Both players were traditionally welcomed. A large number of cricket fans were present for the airport players to go. When the players arrived at the hotel, they were greeted with Kumkum Tilak. So according to the tradition of Kathiawar, Ras-Garba was also found.
Usually cricket team comes to Rajkot so it has been a tradition for them to serve Gujarati food for years. To maintain this tradition, Sayaji Hotel will provide Dhokli, Rajasthani Dalbati, Ghughra, Ghevar Rabadi, Kair Sangri, Indori Chaat to the players of Team India. The extra bread made by a special chef from Vadodara will also be served to the cricketers.
Other players on the team have been given premium rooms.
In addition to the speed of 20 Mbps, special arrangements have been made including gym and swimming pool. The hotel has also prepared special pillows (Oshika) for all cricketers including Pandya, Chahal, Pant, Dravid. Earlier in 2014, the Africa team had stayed at this hotel. The South African team is to stay at Hotel Fortune for the second time in 3 years. Special preparations have been made for it. The hotel has also put up huge posters of African players inside and outside the hotel.
So the captain of the African team, Temba Bawuma, has been given a presidential room on the eighth floor of the hotel. In addition to the internet speed of 100 Mbps, all the players have been provided with gym, swimming pool, spa. Apart from this, it has been learned that Gujarati food Dhokla-Gathiya will also be served to the African players along with the special rui bush tea. SS3KP