I used to seek autographs here: Virat Kohli after being honoured with a stand at Arun Jaitley stadium

first_img Next I used to seek autographs here: Virat Kohli after being honoured with a stand at Arun Jaitley stadiumIndia skipper Virat Kohli expressed gratitude after DDCA unveiled a new pavilion stand at the Arun Jaitley Stadium to his name at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 12, 2019UPDATED: September 13, 2019 00:03 IST The pavilion stand at the stadium was dedicated to India skipper Virat Kohli. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDDCA unveiled a new pavilion stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla after Virat KohliVirat Kohli expressed his happiness after being honoured with a stand to his nameKohli said he remembered seeking autographs from India players when he came to the stadiumDDCA unveiled a new pavilion stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla after Virat Kohli, who recently became the most successful India captain in Test cricket, surpassing MS Dhoni.Virat Kohli expressed his happiness after being honoured with a stand to his name and shared an anecdote from the past on this momentous occasion.Kohli said he remembered seeking autographs from India players when he came to the stadium to watch the Test match against Zimbabwe in 2001. India skipper further expressed his gratitude for being honoured at the same venue.Thank you @delhi_cricket and @BCCI 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.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 12, 2019″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.”Kohli thanked DDCA president Rajat Sharma, his team, Kapil Dev and his family during the unveiling ceremony which was held at the Weightlifting Hall of the Jawaharlal Nehru 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.advertisementThe entire Team India was in attendance at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium when the Indian captain across all format was honoured with a dedicated stand on his name in the Delhi stadium.A short video and an animation film on Kohli’s journey from being an U-19 player to India captain was also shown.”When I decided to name a stand in honour of Virat Kohli, I told this first to Arun Jaitleyji. He told me this is a good decision because there is no better player than Virat in world cricket,” said DDCA president Rajat Sharma.Also Read | Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium renamed after Arun Jaitley, pavilion stand unveiled as Virat Kohli standAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Arun Jailteylast_img read more