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Amit Shah Wishes Cheteshwar Pujara To Score A Double Ton In Ahmedabad
By CricShots - Feb 24, 2021 4:49 pm
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday expressed his wish that the Indian Test specialist, Cheteshwar Pujara score a double century, and help India win against England in the pink-ball Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The Indian president, Ramnath Kovind inaugurated the new stadium. 

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Indian President, Ramnath Kovind and Amit Shah

Talking about the same, Amit Shah said, “This stadium is very memorable for Javagal Srinath. He took six wickets against South Africa, on the same ground, Kapil Dev broke Richard’s Hadlee tally of wickets. On this same ground, Sachin Tendulkar achieved 18,000 ODI runs and he completed his 20 years in international cricket here. I wish Pujara scores double century here and he helps India to win against England.”

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When Pujara last played against England in Ahmedabad, he had gone on to score a double century, and Amit Shah now wishes to see the right-handed batsman achieve the same feat again.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday inaugurated the newly-built Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium, which was renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium ahead of the pink-ball Test between India and England. Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju were also in attendance on the occasion.

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Amit Shah praises Cheteshwar Pujara

BCCI office-bearers including Jay Shah (secretary), Arun Dhumal (joint-secretary), and Rajeev Shukla (vice-president) were also present at the venue to receive President Kovind.

The Narendra Modi stadium is the biggest cricket stadium in the world and all the facilities have been taken care of. The stadium is oval in shape and as a result, whenever a match is played on any of the 11 pitches, the size of the boundary would remain the same on both sides. Shadow mapping was also done before the construction of this stadium and as a result, no shadows would be seen during the twilight period.

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Kovind, Shah and Rijiju also took part in the inauguration of the Sardar Patel Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave. The project will be jointly executed by the Government of India, the Government of Gujarat, and the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA).

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