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Rohit Sharma (Credits - BCCI)

The Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad is set to become world’s largest cricket stadium. It will be unveiled on February 24. India cricketer Rohit Sharma expressed his joy and stated that he can’t wait to play at the ground.

Motera Stadium
Motera Stadium (Credits: Twitter)

India’s white-ball deputy said that he heard so much about the stadium and that he can’t wait to be a part of the proceedings. The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) shared the bird’s eye view of the stadium on social media. Motera will have a seating capacity of massive 110,000 spectators.

The stadium was made in the year 1982 with a seating capacity of 49,000 in the beginning. It will now beat Australia’s Melbourne Cricket Ground from the top spot. India’s Eden Gardens will also be dislodged from the top spot as Motera is set to achieve a fine feat.

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly went down the memory lane. He took to Twitter and said that he had great memories of playing at the stadium. Having played in front of packed crowd in Kolkata, Ganguly feels the experience of playing at such a densely populated stadium will be a great experience for everyone.

Motera Stadium set to dislodge MCG from the top

Ganguly’s tweet read, “Lovely to see such a massive ,pretty stadium .. Ahmedabad .. have great memories in this ground as a player ,captain ..grew up at Eden with hundred thousand capacity .. (not any more).. canโ€™t wait to see this on 24th”

All-rounder Hardik Pandya termed it unreal while head coach Ravi Shastri congratulated the board on the landmark. Meanwhile, there were reports of US president Donald Trump inaugurating the new stadium. However, officials have declined such news. Trump will be in the city of the given day but he won’t be at the inauguration event.

Sayantan Bhattacharjee

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