New Delhi : The Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA ) has decided to name a stand at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi after Indian Captain Virat Kohli.
This gesture by the DDCA is to appreciate and celebrate all the achievements that the Indian Captain has accomplished in the last 11 years of his career. Today also marks 11 years of Virat Kohli's debut in International cricket. He first played for India back in 2008 and since then there has been no turning back for him.
He has broken several records and has set as many others during his 11-year long career. He is the first batsman to score 20,000 runs across all formats in a decade. In the 239 ODI’s, 77 Tests and 70 T20s that he's played, he has scored 11,520, 6613 and 2369 runs respectively, which makes a total of 20,512 runs. This includes 68 centuries and 95 half centuries across all formats.
On this occasion, DDCA President Rajat Sharma said, “Virat Kohli’s outstanding contribution to world cricket has done DDCA proud. We are happy to honour him for achieving certain milestones and unbeatable captaincy record.”
The stand will be inaugurated on September 12, where the entire Indian team along with re-elected Head Coach Ravi Shastri will be invited.
Home Minister Amit Shah will be the chief guest and the Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiran Rijiju will be the guest of honour for the event.
The Feroz Shah Kotla has stands named after former cricketers Bishan Singh Bedi and Mohinder Amarnath. It has Gates named after Virender Sehwag and Anjum Chopra. The Kotla's Hall of Fame has been named after the Great Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, former Captain of India.