Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag received a huge honor from the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) as the Gate 2 of the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi was named after him. It contains an image of Sehwag with a quote, “Legends are forever”.
The gate also consists of the statistics of the Nawab of Najafgarh and the important highlights of his career. Sehwag had grown as a cricketer in his childhood days and played a lot of cricket on the ground and it’s fitting that he received such an honor from the board.
The nomenclature of the gate was done on the eve of the first T20I between India and New Zealand to be played at the Kotla. Madan Lal, head of DDCA, appreciated Virender Sehwag for his contributions for Indian cricket in a career spanning 14 years.
Sehwag was elated after the honor and expressed his joy while addressing the media. He mentioned that he used to cross the gate each day in his childhood days and now he is humbled to have it named after him.
“It’s an honor to have a gate named after me at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi. I remember when I started off, I used to daily cross this gate and now it has my name. There will be many more cricketers from this state who will have stands, gates, pavilions named after them but I am glad that I am the first one. I feel very fortunate and would like to thank the DDCA for this honor,” Sehwag said.
A huge blunder
One of the lines describing Sehwag’s career on the gate reads, “Only Indian to score a century in Test cricket”. While Sehwag was the only cricketer to have a triple ton to his name for over a decade but very recently, Karun Nair became the second Indian to achieve the landmark when he scored 303 against England. Perhaps the board got carried away while describing Sehwag and it now remains to be seen when it gets updated.
— Pramod Ananth (@pramz) October 31, 2017