Honoured to have gate named after me: Sehwag

  • Honoured to have gate named after me: Sehwag

Honoured to have gate named after me: Sehwag

"I had a wish that whenever such a function happens, we should call all the cricketers who have represented Delhi and India", he continued.

During the event, Sehwag told the reporters, "It's an honour to have a gate named after me at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium". Sehwag blasted his maiden triple century (309) against Pakistan in Multan in 2004 and four years later smashed 319 against South Africa in Chennai in 2008.

In the achievements column for Sehwag, DDCA referred to the Nawab of Najafgarh as the "only Indian batsman to score a triple hundred in Test matches". The Gate No.2 of the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium was dedicated to Sehwag with incredible caption "Legends are forever", along with his picture and test statistics embedded on the iron gate.

Madan Lal, head of the DDCA cricket affairs committee, hailed Sehwag's contribution to Indian cricket. The first T20 between India versus New Zealand will be played at Feroz Shah Kotla on Wednesday. While the stadium's gate number 2 is now named "Virendra Sehwag Gate", the cricketing champion expressed hope Delhi produces many more stars to have more gates of the stadium to be named after them. Virender Sehwag played here as a kid and when he left there is a gate named after him.

"We played one U-19 match here - Delhi versus Gujarat - and we had to win and qualify".

"It's an honour to have a gate named after me at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium". Bishan Singh Bedi, who couldn't come today, was my first Ranji Trophy coach and he kept motivating me during my early days. "When I started off, I used to cross this gate daily".

The 39-year-old has been a crowd favourite for years and DDCA made sure his name remains etched in the history of the city's famous cricket ground.