Indian skipper Virat Kohli gets a pavilion named after him in the newly named Arun Jetly stadium which was earlier known as Firoz Shah Kotla stadium, in Delhi.
Kohli is the youngest player to receive this honor. The entire Indian team was present there and so was his wife Anushka Sharma. It indeed was a proud moment for the entire team and and Anushka to see Virat up there sharing his early cricket memories with the world.
“In 2000-2001, there was a Test vs Zimbabwe at Kotla. We were sitting across from the pavillion stand. Sehwag. Yuvi paaji. Srinath was standing at the boundary. I was asking him for an autograph. Never thought I would ever be honoured at the same stadium.”
I am a bit nervous seeing so many important people. I was not expecting such a grand stage to honour me. Thank You Rajat Sir and my team who is present here. All the former players of Delhi, Kapil Dev Sir, I thank you a lot. It’s weird to talk about this but I just want to thank the people who are present here – my wife and family.
India will soon start T-20 series with South Africa.