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jayant   |  2022-05-30

Narendra Modi Stadium: Top 15 Facts about World’s Largest Cricket Stadium

The Narendra Modi Stadium, located in Ahmedabad, is the largest cricket stadium in the world

A regular venue for international matches, this famous stadium regularly hosts international matches.

So, we have listed down 15 facts about this iconic Stadium

Image Credit: BCCI

1) Established in 1983, this famous cricket stadium was established as the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad

2) This cricket stadium is located inside the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave in the city of Ahmedabad

3) Owned and operated by the Gujarat Cricket Association, the Narendra Modi Stadium, with a 132,000 seating capacity is the largest cricket stadium in the world

4) In November 1983, this venue hosted its first test match between India and West Indies

In this match, West Indies pacer Michael Holding picked a five-wicket haul and helped West Indies beat India by 138 runs

5) In March 1987, Sunil Gavaskar became the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket at this venue

6) In 1994, at this venue, Kapil Dev picked his 432nd Test wicket to break Richard Hadlee’s world record of 431 Test wickets, to become the highest wicket-taker in Test matches at that time.

7) In 1999, Sachin Tendulkar scored his first double century in Test matches against New Zealand at this venue

8) In 2008, against India, AB de Villiers scored his first Test double century at this famous venue

9) On 16 November 2009, against Sri Lanka, Sachin Tendulkar completed his 20 years of International Cricket career in the Narendra Modi Stadium

In the same match, Sachin Tendulkar completed 30,000 runs in International cricket.

10) This venue hosted ODI matches in the 1987 World Cup, 1996 World Cup, and the 2011 World Cup

11) During the 2011 Cricket World Cup, in a match against Australia, Sachin Tendulkar became the first cricketer in the world to complete 18,000 runs in ODIs at this venue

12) On 24 February 2021, this stadium was renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium after Narendra Modi, the current prime minister of India

13) On 24 February 2021, on the same day, the Narendra Modi Stadium hosted its first day-night Test match between India and England, in which Virat Kohli led Indian side beat England by 10 wickets

14) On 29 May 2022, the Narendra Modi Stadium hosted the 2022 IPL final between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals.

In this match, Jos Buttler scored 39 runs in the 2022 IPL final to score 863 runs in the season, the second highest run-scorer in IPL history.

15) This famous venue has hosted 14 Tests, 27 ODIs, 6 T20Is, and 2 IPL matches

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