Gate number 2 at Ferozshah Kotla to be named in honor of Virender Sehwag

Many other accreditations in process.

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Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag. (Photo by Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/GettyImages)

Former Indian swashbuckling batsman, Virender Sehwag, added another feather to his cap as the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) decided to name gate number 2 of the Feroz Shah Kotla in honour of Virender Sehwag. The gate shall now be known as the Virender Sehwag gate.

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi scheduled to host the First T20I between India and New Zealand on October 31. The unveiling of the gate is schemed to be taken place a day before the match.


The move of honouring Sehwag is the first of many other initiatives that are being implemented to recognize the contribution of cricketers who have brought laurels to the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA).

Many other accreditations in process

Furthermore, a committee has also been formed to assess and recommend other contributors from DDCA whose contribution should be recognized and reflected in various parts of the stadium.

“I am proud to announce that our domestic team has performed exceptionally well so far. The DDCA Under 19 team were the champions of North Zone Vinoo Mankad Trophy. I am confident that our Ranji Team and Under 23 side are also on the path to success. I hope that such initiatives such as these will inspire our domestic teams to reach further heights.” claimed Justice Vikramjit Sen, Administrator of DDCA, according to Indian Express.

As a matter of fact, the decision to rename the gate came years back but the acceptance and implementation of the proposal took a long time coming.

Virender Sehwag made his international debut in 1999 in ODI’s and went on to play 251 ODI matches for India. He also played 104 Tests in which he scored 8586 runs at an average of 49.34, in the shorter version, he amassed 8273 runs at an average of 35.06. But what stood out was his strike rate which remained consistently above 100 throughout his one-day career.