Virat Kohli honoured for completing 11 years in cricket; DDCA to name stand after him in Feroz Shah Kotla

Kohli made his Team India debut exactly 11 years before - on August 18 2008. The DDCA has decided to honour him for the feat
Virat Kohli honoured for completing 11 years in cricket; DDCA to name stand after him in Feroz Shah KotlaVirat Kohli honoured for completing 11 years in cricket; DDCA to name stand after him in Feroz Shah Kotla
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11 years after Virat Kohli made his international debut, the DDCA (Delhi and Districts Cricket Association) has decided to honour the Indian skipper by naming a stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi after him. He, thus, becomes the youngest active player to be bestowed with the honour. 

The stand will be inaugurated on September 12 in a ceremony at the Weighlifting Auditorium in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Other members of the Indian cricket team will be present as well in a ceremony that will see Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah and Minister of Sports Kiren Rijiju as the guest of honours. 

"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,” Rajat Sharma, president of DDCA, said.

"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 a 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."

Bishan Singh Bedi and Mohinder Amarnath have stands named after them at the Kotla already, while Virender Sehwag and Anjum Chopra are the other cricketers from Delhi to have gates named after them. The Hall of Fame at the ground has been named after former Indian player MAK Pataudi. 

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