Virat Kohli is one of the most popular and favorite players from the Indian Cricket team. He is currently taking part in the ongoing West Indies tour on behalf of the Indian Cricket team. Virat is the current captain of the Indian team. In recent times, the Delhi and District Cricket Association has decided to name a stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium after the name of Virat Kohli on Sunday.
The President of DDCA - Rajat Sharma confirmed the news and said, 'Virat Kohli's outstanding contribution to world cricket has done DDCA proud. We are happy to honor him for achieving certain milestones and for his unbeatable captaincy record.’ DDCA posted a tweet regarding the same and wrote, 'DDCA president @RajatSharmaLive and Apex Council decide to name one Stand of Ferozshah Kotla stadium as 'Virat Kohli Stand' in honor of his achievements.'
As per the reports, Virat Kohli is the youngest cricketer to receive the honor of a stand being named after him. After the retirement of the Delhi Cricketers namely Bishan Singh Bedi and Mohinder Amarnath, they have stood after their names in Kotla. Even before the retirement, Virat Kohli received such a great honor by DDCA.
For accomplishing specific milestones in his cricket career and unconquerable captaincy record, Virat Kohli got this honor. Virender Sehwag and Anjum Chopra were other Delhi cricketers received the honor of naming gates after them. The former Indian captain M.A.K Pataudi also received honor by giving his name for the Hall of Fame.
Rohit Sharma said in a tweet that reads, '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), wicket-keeper (Rishabh Pant) and a lead fast bowler (Ishant Sharma). It's a matter of pride for DDCA to felicitate the entire national cricket team and coach Ravi Shastri.' The DDCA will felicitate the Indian cricket team players at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on 12th September 2019.