After some time, the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) has made the decision to rename a stadium gate to honour Virender Sehwag. A proposal had been put forward to rename Gate No. 2 in the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi.
The gate was renamed today at a special event the day before the first Twenty20 International is set to take place between India and New Zealand. The match is set to take place at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.
“Legends are Forever” – Virender Sehwag Gate
At the unveiling of the new name for Gate No. 2 today, a large logo noting that “Legends are Forever” was revealed, along with a cutout of Virender Sehwag. In addition to this, a special panel with a list of achievements from his 14-year cricket career can be seen.
The panel lists the number of Tests, ODIs, and T20Is in which Sehwag played, along with the large number of runs scored. There was, however, a slight problem with the panel. It reads that he was the “only Indian to score a triple century in Test cricket.” While Sehwag did score a triple century in Test cricket, he was not the only Indian to do so. Karun Nair is has also reached this outstanding achievement. Sehwag, however, is the only Indian player to have scored two triple centuries, in Test cricket. It is expected that the panel will be changed to reflect this.
Initiative to Recognize the Contribution of Delhi Cricketers
There had been a proposal to rename the gate to honour this Delhi cricketer some time ago. The decision to rename a gate was taken some years back, but only implemented now.
The retired justice Vikramjit Sen had noted: “This is the first of many other initiatives that are being implemented to recognize the contribution of cricketers who have richly contributed to the DDCA. A committee has been formed to assess and recommend other stalwarts from DDCA whose contribution should be recognized and reflected at various parts of the stadium.”