Australia has found an exceptionally creative way to attract potential customers into the locality. The country has named such streets and area after some famous Indian cricketers. Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar have become the latest ones from the sport of cricket, whose names will appear on the Australian streets. At present, a citizen of Australia could boast about owning a house in Kohli Crescent and Tendulkar drive in Victoria.
As a matter of fact, the Indian legends are not the only ones in this category. The other cricketers include Steve Waugh, Gary Sobers, Richard Hadlee, and Wasim Akram. Waugh Street, Sobers Drive, Hadlee Street, and Akram way are the names. In Wellington, New Zealand, there exists a street named “Gavaskar Place”, named after Sunil Gavaskar.
Property developer Varun Sharma declared that as soon as the names were disclosed, the inquiries doubled. Sharma referred to India’s upcoming tour of Australia, saying that the Indian captain Virat Kohli might drive by it.
“As soon as we announced street names after cricketers, inquiries doubled. Who would not like to live on ‘Kohli Crescent? You never know Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli might drive by the street when he is in Melbourne this December.” Sharma said as quoted by News18.
It seems these cricket-themed names are already popular with cricketer fans in our community and beyond: City of Melton Mayor
Cr Lara Carli said that such street names are normally submitted by the developers and approved by Council. He speculated that cricket-related themes are already quite popular with its fans and also the community beyond that.
“Street names in our city are usually submitted by developers and approved by Council if they meet Office of Geographic Names guidelines. It seems these cricket-themed names are already popular with cricketer fans in our community and beyond.” he stated.