Ahead of the much-awaited third and the pink-ball Test match between India and England in Ahmedabad, the Indian fans got the biggest surprise as the Motera Stadium, which is the largest cricket stadium in the world, was renamed as the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium.
Coupled with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave & Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, a sports complex will also be built in Naranpura. These 3 will be equipped to host any international sports event. Ahmedabad to be known as the 'sports city' of India: Union Home Min Amit Shah pic.twitter.com/4qkn4gBs04
— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2021
Union Home Minister Amit Shah was also present at the occasion as the guest of honor. He confirmed the news that the Motera Stadium will be renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium. He also revealed that since PM Modi’s days as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, it was his vision to built the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad. He said:
“As CM, he used to say Gujaratis must also progress in 2 fields – sports and armed forces. He took charge of GCA on my request and promoted sports here. His vision was that world’s largest cricket stadium be built here. This 1,32,000-seater stadium will be known as Narendra Modi Stadium,”
“Coupled with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave & Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, a sports complex will also be built in Naranpura. These 3 will be equipped to host any international sports event. Ahmedabad to be known as the ‘sports city’ of India,”
Ahead of the first day’s game, Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the venue and performed bhumi pujan of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave in Ahmedabad’s Motera.
Meanwhile, social media was soon flooded with amazing reactions from Twitterati on this. From cricketers, experts to fans, everyone expressed their emotions on this proud moment.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Glimpses of "Narendra Modi Stadium" The capacity of this stadium is 1.32 lakh, making it not only the world's largest cricket stadium, but also the world's largest sports stadium. Congratulations @GCAMotera . #MoteraCricketStadium pic.twitter.com/cbEvJLzfHv
— Sunil Deodhar (@Sunil_Deodhar) February 24, 2021
— ✨__??'? ??????? ?????__? (@Itzpoppinsantos) February 24, 2021
Opposition rn : pic.twitter.com/JczGEdP7Hy
— Fun तंत्र (@neophyte420) February 24, 2021
A ground where I made my Test debut is special to me but this new #MoteraCricketStadium looks Very Very Special. Congrats @GCAMotera for creating such a spectacular stadium which is not only Worlds Largest Cricket Stadium but is a Architectural marvel. @JayShah @parthiv9 pic.twitter.com/tyWkPY7rZf
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 23, 2021
World class stadium in India.??
Thank You Honourable PM Shri @narendramodi ji.??
— Apurva Singh (@iSinghApurva) February 24, 2021
— Y. Satya Kumar (@satyakumar_y) February 24, 2021
Imran khan and Porkis after seeing Motera Cricket Stadium – pic.twitter.com/roX9xssBNl
— Joe Jingping (@JoeJingping) February 23, 2021