Sehwag elated with gate named after him

New Delhi: Former India opener Virender Sehwag today expressed his happiness and said that it was a huge honour to have a gate named after him at the ground where he started his journey to become a great cricketer.

The former opening batsmen said that he hopes that Delhi will produce many more stars to have more gates of the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium named after them.

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Inaugurating the Virender Sehwag Gate at the Ferozshah Kotla here, the right-hander said it was a huge honour to have a gate named after him at the ground where he started his journey to become a great cricketer. The Gate No.3 of the stadium was dedicated to the star batsman.

“It’s an honour to have a gate named after me at Ferozshah Kotla Stadium. I remember when I started off I used to daily cross this gate and now it has my name,” Sehwag told reporters here.

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Thanking the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), the cricketer-turned-commentator said: “There will be many more cricketers from this state who will have stands, gates, pavilions named after them but I am glad that I am the first one. I feel very fortunate and would like to thank the DDCA for this honour.”