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DDCA unveils stand named after Gautam Gambhir at Arun Jaitley Stadium

Gambhir played 198 first-class matches, 299 List A matches and 251 T20s

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FFormer cricketer and BJP candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir addresses a press conference in New Delhi, Thursday | ormer cricketer and BJP candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir addresses a press conference in New Delhi, Thursday | Photo: PTI
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The Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Tuesday unveiled a stand named after former India opener at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.

Gambhir, who was also present during the occasion, wrote on 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," Gambhir added.

Gambhir played 198 first-class matches, 299 List A matches and 251 T20s. The top-order batsman scored 15153 runs in the first-class format and 10077 runs in the List A. His knock of 97 runs in the World Cup 2011 final against Sri Lanka is always in the minds of Indian cricket fans.

First Published: Tue, November 26 2019. 23:22 IST
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