Virat Kohli Stand Unveiled at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Feroz Shah Kotla by DDCA! Indian Captain and Other Players Get Felicitated at DDCA Annual Honours 2019
Virat Kohli and Arun Jaitley Stadium (Photo Credits: Getty Images and Wikimedia Commons)

Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) unveiled the ‘Virat Kohli Stand’ at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday. Along with Virat Kohli, many Indian cricketers were present during the ceremony of DDCA Annual Honours 2019 ceremony, which is taking place at Weightlifting Auditorium of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. Indian cricket coach Ravi Shastri and Kohli's wife Anushka Sharma were also present during the event. DDCA President Rajat Sharma and Apex Council named one stand of the Arun Jaitley stadium as ‘Virat Kohli Stand’ in honour of Indian skipper’s achievements in cricket. Virat Kohli Stand: Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to Have a Stand Named After Indian Cricket Team Captain, Announces DDCA. 

The cricket stadium, which was earlier known as Feroz Shah Kotla, is also going to be named as Arun Jaitley Stadium during the event, which is underway at present. The late BJP leader Jaitley passed away on August 24. He was former DDCA President. Jaitley's family members were present during the event. Many BJP leaders were also present during the event. Union Home Minister Amit Shah was the chief guest at the event. Have a look at photos from the event below.  Virat Kohli Stand at Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Ground: Team India to Attend Unveiling Ceremony of Stand Named After Captain. 

 

The Kohli Stand!

DDCA Ceremony!

Virat Kohli Honoured by DDCA!

Earlier, a BCCI functionary had informed IANS that Virat Kohli and boys will be assembling in Delhi on Thursday before heading to Dharamsala on Friday, September 13. The Indian team is set to face South Africa in a home series. The South Africa tour of India consists of three T20I and an equal number of Tests. The first T20I match is set to be played at HPCA stadium in Dharamsala on Sunday, September 15.

While Virat Kohli is going to lead the Indian team in T20I series against South Africa, Quinton de Kock has been named as South Africa's skipper. He is replacing Faf du Plessis for the role. Plessis was the South African skipper for a long time but became a victim of negative responses after his team’s poor performance in World Cup 2019. After the T20I series, the three-match Test series will start with the first Test at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium at Visakhapatnam on October 2.