Indian cricket superstar and skipper Virat Kohli has added another feather in his cap . He is set to become the youngest ever active cricketer to have a stand named after him.
The DDCA while lauding Virat’s phenomenal achievements have decided to name one stand at Feroz Shah Kotla as ‘Virat Kohli stand’.
Bishan Singh Bedi and Mohinder Amarnath are the two other Delhi players who have stands after their names but the honour came their way after their retirements. Virender Sehwag and Anjum Chopra have gates named after them.
Master balster Sachin Tendulkar has a stand named after him at Wankhede , Mumbai, while legendary wicket- keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni has one stand named at Ranchi .
“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,” DDCA President Rajat Sharma said in a statement.
“Feroz Shah Kotla would be equally proud because Virat played here as a teenager before joining the other legends in the Hall of Fame. To cherish these memories, DDCA wanted to dedicate a stand in his name. I’m sure the ‘Virat Kohli Stand’ will be a source of inspiration for Delhi’s young cricketers.
“We are also delighted that Team India is not only led by a Delhi player but it also has a opening batsman (Shikhar Dhawan), a wicket keeper (Rishabh Pant) and a lead bowler (Ishant Sharma). It’s a matter of pride for DDCA to felicitate the entire national cricket team and coach Ravi Shastri at a spectacular function in Delhi.”