Union Home Minister Amit Shah wishes to see Cheteshwar Pujara score a double-hundred and India script a win in the ongoing pink ball Test between the hosts and England at the revamped Narendra Modi Stadium.
Amit Shah expressed his desire after President Kovind inaugurated the world’s biggest stadium on Wednesday.
Shah also said that Ahmedabad in Gujarat will be known as India’s sports city with world’s class facilities for all kinds of games being set-up there.
The Union Home Minister also recalled the various iconic moments that Indian cricket has witnessed at the Narendra Modi Stadium over the years.
“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,” said Amit Shah.
”On this same ground, Sachin Tendulkar achieved the 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,” Shah added.
As far as the match is concerned, Team India have made huge strides in fulfilling Amit Shah’s desire of claiming a win in the day-night fixture.
Thanks to Axar Patel’s six-wicket haul and Ravichandran Ashwin’s three wickets, the Virat Kohli-led outfit knocked over England for a mere 112 runs as the visitors lost their last eight wickets for a mere 38 runs.