Virat Kohli took a trip down memory lane after the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) unveiled a new pavilion stand bearing his name at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. The honour was bestowed upon the Indian captain in recognition of his contribution to the game.
Kohli expressed his happiness after being honoured with a stand to his name and shared an anecdote from the past on this momentous occasion.
“It was in 2001 (2000) during a match against Zimbabwe, my childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma gave me two tickets. I remember clinging to the gallery grill asking for Javagal Srinath’s autograph. I was telling my brother how far we have come. So today to have a pavilion in my name at the same stadium is surreal and a great honour,” he said.
The 30-year-old later took to Twitter to express his gratitude towards DDCA for such a big honour in his name. Virat thinks this will act as a catalyst for inspiring budding cricketers to take up the sport professionally.