Hyderabad, Feb 21: A city-based chain of restaurants has entered into the 'Limca Book of Records 2019' for the most number of servings of biryani in a calendar year.

Paradise Food Court had dished out over 70 lakh servings in 2017, a press release from the restaurant said Thursday.

"Limca Book has recorded that Paradise Food Court has sold 70,44,289 biryani servings between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017....The achievement is recorded in the 2019 edition of the Limca Book of Records," the release said.

Chief executive officer of Paradise Food Court Gautam Gupta said, "Entering the Limca Book of Records and being rated as the Restaurant Serving Best Biryani by the Asia Food Congress give us twin joy, and a testament to the love our loyal customers shower on us."

For over six decades, Paradise has been an integral part of Hyderabad culture, its culinary uniqueness and has been the destination for every occasion and celebration irrespective of the season, it added.

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Ranchi, Oct 18: Having lost nine successive tosses in Asia, an exasperated South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won't mind sending "someone else" in his place for the toss of the coin in the third and final Test against India, beginning here Saturday.

South Africa have struggled in Indian conditions and not winning the toss in the first two Tests has only made things tougher for them. Opting to bat in Visakhapatnam and Pune, India put up 500-plus totals to virtually bat the visitors out of the game.

"We really want to make sure that we compete with this team in their own conditions. We have done it in stages in the first Test. So, hoping that we can start with the toss tomorrow.

"Probably we will change... send someone else to the toss tomorrow. I can give you that... because my records so far has not been great," said du Plessis, in a lighter vein, on the eve of the game.

Du Plesiss said "anything is possible" if his side get to bat first.

"If you put big runs in the first innings, that's where it need to stop. Then anything from there is possible. Hopefully that will unfold in the next couple of days and hopefully we can put some runs on.

"The pitch looks a little bit drier and crustier so first innings runs will be vital and then anything from there is possible in the second innings," the South African skipper added.