Ahead of the third Test between India and England, the newly constructed Motera Stadium has renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium on Wednesday. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Narendra Modi Stadium, which is now the world’s largest cricket stadium.
The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Home Minister, Amit Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.
The third Test is currently underway, with England winning the toss and opting to bat first. Virat Kohli-led side has gone with three spinners, while the England Cricket Team opted for a three-pronged pace attack in Anderson, Broad and Archer.
India’s decision to go with three spinners raised a lot of eyebrows. However, the decision has so far proved to be effective for the India Team. Axar Patel and Ravi Ashwin have claimed 7 wickets together in England’s first innings as the visitors are currently in all sorts of trouble at 98 for 8.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah wished Cheteshwar Pujara to score a double-century and help India win the third Test. Cheteshwar Pujara scored a double-century when he last played against England in Ahmedabad. The Home Minister hopes that the 33-year old plays a similar knock in the Pink ball Test.
“This stadium is very memorable for Javagal Srinath. He took six wickets against South Africa, on the same ground, Kapil Dev broke Richard’s Hadlee tally of wickets. On this same ground, Sunil Gavaskar achieved the milestone of 10,000 runs. On this same ground, Sachin Tendulkar achieved 18,000 ODI runs and he completed his 20 years in international cricket here. I wish Pujara scores double century here and he helps India to win against England,” said Amit Shah during the inauguration ceremony of the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Cheteshwar Pujara hasn’t taken the world by storm so far in the series. Averaging 29, Pujara has scored 116 runs in 3 Tests. The fans would be hoping that he plays a big knock in an important game for the hosts.