From signed bats to historic photos: Inside the 'Hall of Fame' zone Narendra Modi Stadium

Written By: Amartya Sharma

The Motera Stadium might have already made an impression as the world`s largest stadium, but the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has left no stone unturned to ensure that the feeling once fans enter the stadium is just as mesmerising.

Let's take a look at the famous 'Hall of Fame' zone at the Motera Cricket Stadium: 

History of Indian cricket

The glimpse of every Indian cricketing legend is set to capture the hearts of cricket fans as soon as they enter the stadium in the 'Hall of Fame' zone.

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Memorable World Cups for India

Situated on the ground floor, every major cricket memory features here, be it the T20 World Cup win in 2007 or the 50-over World Cup in 2011. The memory of the first-ever day-night Test of India that was played in 2019 is also captured here.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream project

The world's largest cricket stadium at Motera is the dream project of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As the President of Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA), and the then Chief Minister of Gujarat (in 2014), it was his idea to demolish the old Motera Stadium and buikd a new one with world-class facilities. 

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From CK Nayudu to Sourav Ganguly: Highlights of Hall of Fame

The likes of CK Nayudu, Lala Amarnath, Vinoo Mankad, Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly also have their image highlighted in the Hall of Fame.

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'Phenomenal' stadium

BCCI secretary Jay Shah and Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju visited the Motera Stadium on the eve of the pink-ball Test between India and England and they took a look at the beautiful Hall of Fame zone. While England pacer Jofra Archer told the ECB media team on Monday that he liked what he saw at the Motera Stadium, skipper Joe Root also said he was impressed with the "phenomenal" stadium on the eve of the game.

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High on confidence India to lock horns with England

High on confidence after thrashing England in the second Test in Chennai, the Virat Kohli-led Indian team will look to keep the winning momentum going when they take the field in the pink-ball Test. A win will take them one step closer to a spot in the final of the maiden World Test Championship.

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