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Virat Kohli posts an emotional tweet after pavilion named after him

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 September 2019, 13:40 IST

After a stand was named after him at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, Indian captain Virat Kohli shared spate of pictures and showed his gratitude towards Delhi and District Cricket Association for confering the honour upon him.

The Indian run machine shared pictures on Instagram and captioned the post stating "Thank you @ddcacricketofficial and @indiancricketteam for bestowing this honour upon me. The pavilion will remind me of my journey in life and in cricket but most importantly I hope it will serve as an inspiration for the next generation of young cricketers of our nation".

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The event was put in order to change the name of Feroz Shah Kotla after late Arun Jaitley and also to name the stand after Virat Kohli.

Arun Jaitley passed away on 24th August. He was at the helm of DDCA of 13 years and helped many upcoming cricketers to set their foot in the sport.

The entire team was there at the event. DDCA president Rajat Sharma, Kiran Rijiju and Amit Shah were also present to lustre the occasion.

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Not long ago, Virat Kohli went ahead of MS Dhoni to become the most successful Indian skipper in Test cricket. Virat Kohli had 27 wins to his name ahead of the West Indies tour, but with a win in the second Test, he took his tally to 28 which made him the most successful Indian captain in red ball cricket.

The skipper now has 28 victories in 48 matches as Test captain, while on the other hand MS Dhoni had 27 wins in 60 Test matches.

This was Virat Kohli’s 12th Test win in foreign soil. However he lost his number on spot ICC Test ranking to Steve Smith who is ahead by 34 points, which is a very thin margin.

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India will now go face to face with South Africa in three match T20I series and as much Test matches, starting from Sunday.

First published: 13 September 2019, 13:38 IST
 
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