Tuesday 26 July 2022 9:08 AM UTC
LEICESTER July 26: A cricket ground in Leicester in the UK has been named after former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar.
Sunil Gavaskar was the first cricketer to score 10,000 runs and once held the record for most number (34) of centuries.
During the 70s and 80s, when West Indies were ruling world cricket, Gavaskar impressed with his impressive technique against the Windies fast bowlers.
He was also part of the Indian team that won the 1983 World Cup. Now, honouring the legendary cricketer, a ground in Leicester has been named after him.
“Blessed to have a ground in Leicester named after me. This is a recognition not for me but for all those who played with me from tennis ball days to the internationals, my family and last but not least, my fans and well wishers. Thank you all for being part of this unforgettable journey,” Gavaskar wrote on social media after the ground was named after him.