Narendra Modi Stadium: The first international cricket match was played in 1983 at the Ahmedabad Stadium. There have been some instances where he has created some of the biggest records in world cricket since then.
The three-match ODI series between India and the West Indies starts on February 6. The three matches of the series will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium (formerly Motera Stadium) in Ahmedabad. This ground has always been unique to India. Because the key milestones in world cricket here are those of Team India players. They also joined their account for the first time. On February 6, Teamindia set another record. (Photo: BCCI)
Sunil Gavaskar: India’s great opener Gavaskar completed 10,000 Test runs against Pakistan at this ground in 1986-97. He became the first batsman in the world to receive this milestone. (Photo: File)
Gavaskar’s record 7 years later, legendary Indian all-rounder Kapil Dev holds another record. Former India captain and fast bowler Kapil took one wicket in a Test match against Sri Lanka in 1994. However, with this wicket he became the highest wicket-taker in Tests. Kapil surpassed New Zealand pacer Richard Hadlee (431). Kapil took 9 wickets in an innings when he first played Test cricket at the ground in 1983, setting a record for the best bowling performance at the ground so far. (Photo: File / AFP)
A few years later Sachin Tendulkar also set records on this soil. Tendulkar completed 30,000 runs in international cricket in the 2009 match against Sri Lanka. He became the first and only batsman in the world to do so. During the 2011 World Cup, Sachin also completed 18,000 runs in ODIs in the quarter-final match against Australia. Tendulkar is the only batsman to achieve this feat. (Photo: File / AFP)