The Indian opener Rohit Sharma is currently recovering from a calf injury that he suffered during the fifth and final T20 match against New Zealand, which ruled him out of the playing squad for the ODI and Test series. However, you can keep Rohit Sharma out of cricket for some time but you can’t take cricket out of Rohit Sharma.
On Wednesday, Rohit Sharma took to his Twitter to express his excitement to play in the newly built Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a jaw-dropping picture of the stadium via their official Twitter account.
For your information, we should tell you that the Motera Stadium or the Sardar Patel Stadium is set to be the largest cricket stadium in the world. It has a capacity of 1,10,000 seatings.
The old structure of the stadium was taken down in the year 2015. The last international match that was played in this stadium was the ODI match between India and Sri Lanka in the year 2014. Since then no match was played on this stadium.
Sharing the picture of the stadium, BCCI wrote:
“The Sun is out! 🌞
Ahmedabad, India 🇮🇳”
Here, check out the first tweet:
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 18, 2020
The tweet caught the attention of Rohit Sharma, who was delighted to see the pictures and couldn’t hold back his excitement after seeing the latest pictures of the stadium. Expressing his excitement to play in the stadium, Rohit Sharma wrote:
“Looks amazing heard so much about it, can’t wait to play there @BCCI 😁”
Here, check out his tweet:
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) February 19, 2020
Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya also took to his Twitter and expressed his amazement at the Motera Stadium. He wrote: “Unreal 🇮🇳”
Here, check out his Tweet:
Unreal 🇮🇳 https://t.co/eNBLl8SP7H
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) February 19, 2020
BCCI’s president Sourav Ganguly also expressed his amazement to the stadium. He wrote:
“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).. can’t wait to see this on 24th”
Here, check out his Tweet:
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).. can’t wait to see this on 24th
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) February 19, 2020
Head Coach Ravi Shastri also heaped praises on the stadium and wrote:
“Looks simply spectacular. A moment to cherish for every Indian cricket lover. World class facility seating 110,000 plus @JayShah #MoteraStadium 🇮🇳🏏”
Here, check out the Tweet of Ravi Shastri:
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) February 19, 2020