From setting records to hosting legends: 6 historic moments at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium

From setting records to hosting legends: 6 historic moments at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium

Formerly known as Sardar Patel Stadium.

Cricket fever is gripping Ahmedabad! While fans flock to the Narendra Modi Stadium for the exciting IPL matches, let's take a trip down memory lane. This very ground, once known as Sardar Patel Stadium (1982-2015), has witnessed legendary moments that have shaped Indian cricket.

Sure, the Narendra Modi Stadium boasts of being the world's largest cricket ground. But it isn't just about the sheer size and roaring crowds. It's a stage where legends are made, and history unfolds.

Get ready to relive the magic while revisiting 6 of the most iconic moments that unfolded on this prestigious pitch, from thunderous sixes to bowling spells that had us all on the edge of our seats.

Sunil Gavaskar’s 10,000th Run

On March 7, 1987, Sunil Gavaskar etched his name in the annals of cricket history by becoming the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test Cricket. Playing against Pakistan, Gavaskar's achievement was a monumental milestone, celebrated by a jubilant crowd that stormed the ground to congratulate the "Little Master."

First World Cup Match in 1996

The 1996 ICC World Cup began at the Narendra Modi Stadium, with New Zealand taking on England in the opening match. Nathan Astle's century led the Kiwis to a thrilling 11-run victory in a closely fought encounter. This match set the tone for an exciting tournament and marked the stadium's entry into the World Cup history books.

Kapil Dev's 432nd Wicket

In 1994, Kapil Dev, one of India's greatest all-rounders, broke Richard Hadlee's record for the most Test wickets, claiming his 432nd scalp at this venue. This iconic achievement was a significant milestone, highlighting Kapil's remarkable career and his contribution to Indian cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar’s First Double Ton in 1999

Sachin Tendulkar, the "Master Blaster," scored his first of seven double centuries in international cricket at this ground in 1999 against New Zealand. Although the match ended in a draw, Tendulkar's masterclass performance left an indelible mark on everyone who witnessed it. His innings was a testament to his batting prowess and cemented his status as one of the game's greats.

Yuvraj Singh's Batting Puts an End to Australia's World Cup Winning Streak

Australia, the reigning champions with titles in 1999, 2003, and 2007, saw their World Cup-winning streak come to an end at the 2011 World Cup quarter-final held at this stadium. Yuvraj Singh's all-round brilliance powered India to a memorable five-wicket win over Australia, despite Ricky Ponting's valiant century. This victory not only confirmed Australia's exit from the tournament but also set India on the path to their second World Cup title.

Highest Number of Attendees for a T20 Match in 2022

The Narendra Modi Stadium set a Guinness World Record for the highest attendance at a T20 match during the Tata IPL 2022 final between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals, with 101,566 spectators. The Titans, led by Hardik Pandya, defeated Rajasthan in a memorable match. Shubman Gill's match-winning six over fine leg capped off a successful debut season for the Titans, making the event even more special for the record-breaking crowd.

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