Virat Kohli is one of the biggest success stories in Indian cricket. He is also touted among the greatest players from Delhi to have played for India. Keeping in mind his monumental success in international cricket, the DDCA has decided to name one stand at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium after the 30 years old Indian skipper, who is currently in West Indies with senior Indian men's team.
Earlier, only Bishan Singh Bedi and Mohinder Amarnath were players who had stands after their names in the stadium but Kohli is set to be the third player to have a stand named after him. But Bedi and Amarnath had the honour after they retired from international cricket, unlike Kohli. Players like Virender Sehwag and Anjum Chopra have gates named after them.
"Virat Kohli's outstanding contribution to world cricket has done DDCA proud. We are happy to honour him for achieving certain milestones and unbeatable captaincy record," DDCA President Rajat Sharma said in a statement.
"Feroz Shah Kotla would be equally proud because Virat played here as a teenager before joining the other legends in the Hall of Fame. To cherish these memories, DDCA wanted to dedicate a stand in his name. I'm sure the 'Virat Kohli Stand' will be a source of inspiration for Delhi's young cricketers.
"We are also delighted that Team India is not only led by a Delhi player but it also has an opening batsman (Shikhar Dhawan), a wicket-keeper (Rishabh Pant) and a lead bowler (Ishant Sharma). It’s a matter of pride for DDCA to felicitate the entire national cricket team and coach Ravi Shastri at a spectacular function in Delhi."