The Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad, which is all set to host the third Test of the ongoing 4-match Test series between India and England, has become the talk of the town lately. For the unversed, Motera Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in the world and it will host the final two Test matches.
The first two games were held in Chennai, while England emerged victorious in the opening game of the series, the hosts made a strong comeback in the second match.
Recently, India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya shared a glimpse of the stunning stadium. In his tweet, he shared a selfie with the Motera Stadium in the background. Sharing the picture, he wrote:
“It feels surreal to be out here at the world’s largest cricket stadium, Motera. Absolutely magnificent,”
Here, check out the Tweet:
It feels surreal to be out here at the world’s largest cricket stadium, Motera.
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) February 19, 2021
England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes also took to his twitter and revealed how he was left in awe of the beautiful stadium. He wrote:
“Some stadium this is……and a bit of local music to help get through to the end”.
Here, check out the Tweet:
Some stadium this is……and a bit of local music to help get through to the end 🎵 🎵 🎵 https://t.co/FTrS8sTWHJ
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) February 19, 2021
Meanwhile popular cricket Analyst Sarang Bhalerao took to his Twitter and shared some interesting and lesser-known facts about the Motera stadium. In a series of tweets, Sarang revealed a few interesting facts about the stadium. He wrote:
Facts about Motera:
“SMG scored his 10000th Test run (1987)
Kapil Dev became highest wicket taker in Tests (1994), took 9/83 v WI in 1983
Sachin scored his maiden 200 (1999) & 18000th ODI run (WC QF 2011)
Test Debuts: VVS Laxman,A Chopra, Balaji
Harbhajan’s maiden Test ton (2010)”
“India played their first ODI in Ahmedabad in 1981 but it was at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel stadium. It has just hosted one international match”
Here, check out the Tweets:
India played their first ODI in Ahmedabad in 1981 but it was at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel stadium. It has just hosted one international match
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) February 19, 2021
Talking about the stadium, with a seating capacity of 1,10,000, which is more than the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Motera Stadium had undergone extensive renovation. The stadium is spread in an area of 63 acres, also has 6 indoor pitches with bowling machines. Besides this, the stadium also has outdoor practice pitches and 63 acres, also has 6 indoor pitches with bowling machines, and two practice grounds with a small pavilion area.