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Leicester cricket ground to be named after Sunil Gavaskar, stadium wall painted in his honor

Gavaskar was the first cricketer to score 10,000 Test runs.

A proud moment for India as Leicester cricket ground will be named after Sunil Gavaskar. This is not the first time that a stadium will be named after him. He has stadiums named after him in USA and Tanzania. The ICC Hall of Famer has been one of the greatest players of his time and is one of the most respected Indian cricketers globally at the moment. His on-field heroics are earning him another honor, decades after he retired.

The former India captain will be present at the event in London. He said, “I am delighted and honored that ground in Leicester is being named after me. Leicester is a city with possibly the strongest supporters of the game, especially Indian cricket, and therefore it is a huge honor indeed.”

Leicester cricket ground to be named after Sunil Gavaskar

‘The Little Master’ is also getting an entire wall painted in one of his most iconic poses from his playing days.

Keith Vaz was the one who initiated this. He said, “we are thrilled and honored that Gavaskar has agreed to have this pitch and ground named after him. He is a living legend and over the years, has delighted Indians and other lovers of cricket with his record-breaking performances. To us, he is not just the ‘Little Master’, he is a great master of the game. Nothing delights the Indian population of Leicester more than when an all-time great visits us. There is now a part of Britain that is forever Gavaskar.”

Sanskruti Yadav
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