India’s former hard hitting opener, Virender Sehwag has been honoured by the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA). They’ve finally come to terms with a proposal which was made with a view to renaming the Gate no. 2 of the Delhi’s famous stadium Feroz Shah Kotla in honor of the local Delhi Legend, ‘Viru’. Fittingly, The gate will be renamed after him on October 31, a day before India take on New Zealand in a T-20 match at the same venue.
In a statement on Monday (October 23), The DDCA administrator, Justice (retired) Vikramjit Sen said, “The erstwhile management had in recognition of Mr. Virender Sehwag’s many accomplishments promised to name Gate no. 2 as the Virender Sehwag gate and I am giving effect to that promise.”
This proposal was, in fact, given a while ago. Despite it being accepted by DDCA, the actual work took a little too long. But Justice Vikramjit said that there’ll be many such projects like this to honor the famous people of Delhi.
He said, “This is the first of many other initiatives that are being implemented to recognize the contribution of cricketers who have richly contributed to the DDCA. A Committee has been formed to assess and recommend other stalwarts from DDCA whose contribution should be recognized and reflected at various parts of the stadium”.