Arun Jaitely stadium is one of the famous cricket stadium which is located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg of New Delhi. This stadium was renamed in memory of former Finance Minister and former DDCA president Arun Jaitely. Recently, the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) disclosed a stand named after Former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday.
Cricketer turned Politician Gautam Gambhir was present on the occasion as he shared his pictures from the unveiling ceremony Twitter. “Arun Jaitley Ji was like a father figure to me and it is a matter of great pride and pleasure to have a stand built in my name at the “Arun Jaitley Stadium”. I thank the apex council, my fans, friends, and family who supported me at every step,” Gautam Gambhir tweeted along with some of the pictures from the unveiling ceremony.
Arun Jaitley Ji was like a father figure to me and it is a matter of great pride and pleasure to have a stand built in my name at the "Arun Jaitley Stadium". I thank the apex council, my fans, friends, and family who supported me at every step. pic.twitter.com/HcWilZlrho
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 26, 2019
From 1999-2018 Gambhir represented Delhi on the Domestic circuit. 198 first-class matches, 299 List A matches, and 251 T20s are played him. Gautam Gambhir is the top-order batsman and who scored 15153 runs in the first-class format and 10077 runs in List A.
During Ranji, Trophy Gambhir was unbeaten on 130 runs for Delhi in 2007-08 final against Uttar Pradesh to help his side clinch victory by nine wickets. Besides that, In the Indian Premier League Gambhir represented the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals).
His knock of 97 runs in the World Cup 2011 final against Sri Lanka will forever be remembered in the minds of Indian cricket fans.
Alongside Gambhir’s fellow Delhi opening partner Virender Sehwag also gave India strong starts on plenty of occasions.
In 2009, He was awarded the ICC Test Player of the Year. After scoring 10324 international runs Gambhir retired in 2018.
In September, After Virat Kohli, a stand at the Arun Jaitely Stadium was named.