The Delhi and District Cricket Affiliation (DDCA) on Thursday renamed the Feroz Shah Kotla as Arun Jaitley stadium in reminiscence of the late politician-cum-sports-administrator.
In a glittering operate, Residence Minister Amit Shah digitally inaugurated the renamed Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in presence of late finance minister’s household.
DDCA additionally unveiled a brand new pavilion stand on the Feroz Shah Kotla after skipper Virat Kohli, who not too long ago grew to become essentially the most profitable India captain in Take a look at cricket, surpassing MS Dhoni.
A brief video and an animation movie on Kohli’s journey from being an U-19 participant to India captain was additionally proven.
“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,” mentioned DDCA president Rajat Sharma.
Apparently, the revealing ceremony was held on the Weightlifting Corridor of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
In addition to the relations of Jaitley, the gala night was additionally attended by Sport Minister Kiren Rijiju, former sports activities minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, ex-skipper Kapil Dev and former India opener Chetan Chauhan, amongst others.
“For Arun ji, cricket was his passion and life. He remained DDCA chief for 13 years and he played a great role in making the likes of Virat, Pant, Dhawan, Nehra, Sehwag as great players. All these players love him very much,” Mr. Sharma mentioned.
India’s 1983 World Cup successful captain Kapil Dev mentioned: “Wonderful to have a stand in name of Virat. And whatever DDCA does for Arun Jaitley is not enough given his contribution.”
Cricketer-turned-politician Chetan Chauhan additionally paid wealthy tribute to Jaitley.
“Arun Jaitleyji was president for 14 years and I was vice president. He was our friend, guide. Whenever we needed direction, we would help us. The biggest help he did was to rebuilt the Kotla stadium. So befitting to name it in his honour,” Mr. Chauhan mentioned.