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DDCA renames Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium after Arun Jaitley, stand after Virat Kohli

Captain Kohli also walked down the memory lane to recall one of the anecdotes related to Delhi’s famous cricket venue.

SNS | New Delhi |

The Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Thursday renamed the Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium after former union minister and DDCA president Arun Jaitley, who died last month.

Meanwhile, a stand at Feroz Shah Kotla was named after India captain Virat Kohli. This all happened at a function held at the Weightlifting Auditorium of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

“When I decided to name a stand in honour of Virat Kohli, I told this first to Arun Jaitley ji. He told me this is a good decision because there is no better player than Virat in world cricket,” Rajat Sharma said during the function.

Captain Kohli also walked down the memory lane to recall one of the anecdotes related to Delhi’s famous cricket venue.

“When I left home today, I told my family one anecdote…I remember getting a ticket to watch a game in 2001 at the stadium and asking for autographs from players… So today to have a pavilion in my name at the same stadium is surreal and a great honour,” said Kohli.

The right-handed batsman also took to Twitter to write: “Thank you @delhi_cricket and @BCCI for bestowing this honour upon me. The pavilion will remind me of my journey in life and in cricket but most importantly I hope it will serve as an inspiration for the next generation of young cricketers of our nation.”

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