Surreal feeling to have a pavilion named after my name in Delhi stadium: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has a pavilion named after him at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
Former India captain Virat Kohli spoke about playing in the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, which has a pavilion named after him. India will face Afghanistan in their second match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in Delhi on October 11, 2023.
India defeated Australia in their first match in Chennai on October 8. It was a brilliant performance by the Indian bowlers, namely Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, and Jasprit Bumrah, to restrict Australia to 199. And then, with India reeling at 2/3 and the three dismissed batters going back to pavilion scoring a duck, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul came together in a rescue act.
They added 165 runs for the fourth wicket, with Kohli falling for 85 and Rahul remaining unbeaten on 97 as India won by 6 wickets and 52 balls remaining.
On the other hand, Afghanistan lost their opening match against Bangladesh in Dharamsala in a poor performance with both bat and ball. They were dismissed for 156 runs and lost the match by six wickets.
The two teams will now clash in Delhi, where South Africa smashed 428 runs against Sri Lanka, with three of their batters scoring centuries.
Never imagined in wildest dreams a pavilion would be named after me in Delhi: Virat Kohli
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli will be playing a World Cup match in front of his home crowd in Delhi. He played his initial years of cricket here at Arun Jaitley Stadium, including Ranji Trophy and other matches. He also has a pavilion named after him in the stadium.
In 2019, the stadium was renamed from Feroz Shah Kotla to Arun Jaitley Stadium, and Virat Kohli was honored with a pavilion named after him by the DDCA.
“It’s a kind of surreal feeling that you know I have a pavilion named after my name in the same stadium. I would have never imagined in my wildest dreams that something like that could ever happen. Ranji Cricket, playing for India, played in front of fans in Delhi. playing in front of my family over the years. It’s been a special place,” Kohli said in a video to the ICC.
Watch the video here: