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India vs England 3rd Test: Cricket fraternity in awe of Ahmedabad's Motera stadium

India vs England 3rd Test: Cricket fraternity in awe of Ahmedabad's Motera stadium

Ahmedabad's Motera stadium is set to host seven international matches on the trot, starting from the third Test between India and England that begins from February 24.
Current and former cricketers are in awe of the world's largest cricket ground that has a seating capacity of 1,10,000.
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen was one of the first cricketers who took to social media and praised the cricket facility in Ahmedabad.
Pietersen posted a couple of pictures of the ground and wrote "My goodness! How spectacular does this stadium look for the next Test match in Ahmedabad?! 110K capacity. A Theatre Of Dreams!"
England pacer Stuart Broad was also impressed as he stepped foot on the ground on Friday.
India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant also applauded the world class facilities that are on offer at the Motera stadium.
Apart from hosting the final two Tests of the ongoing four-match series between India and England, Ahmedabad will also host a five-match Twenty20 International series between the two sides.
In the Test series, India suffered a 227-run defeat in the series opener in Chennai after England skipper Joe Root smashed a brilliant double-century to continue his good form with the bat in the sub-continent.
The hosts bounced back in the second game on a raging turner as Ravichandran Ashwin stole the show with his all-round performance.
Ashwin picked up eight wickets in the match and also scored a century in India's second innings to set up a big win and help the hosts level the series at 1-1.
पार्किगच्या बाबतीतही या स्टेडिअममध्ये कोणतीही कसर सोडण्यात आलेली नाही. १० हजार बाईक्स आणि ३ हजार कार पार्क करण्याची क्षमता या ठिकाणी आहे.
स्टेडिअमच्या क्लबहाऊसमध्ये ५५ खोल्या तयार करण्यात आल्या आहेत. यामध्ये इनडोअर आणि आऊटडोअर स्पोर्ट्स फॅसिलिटी, रेस्टॉरंट, ऑलिम्पिक साईज स्विमिंग पूल, जिम, पार्टी एरियादेखील आहे.
Speaking about the Stadium, Ben Stokes, England's star allrounder, who was in awe of the revamped Sardar Patel Stadium at Motera, Ahmedabad which is set to host the 3rd Test, and the 4th, between India and England on February 24. Ahead of the match, England had their first practice session and Stokes took to Twitter to appreciate the grand structure Motera Stadium has become now.
Vande Mataram, the National Song of India, was being played in the stadium as England players put in the hard yard. England team's official Twitter account also posted a couple of videos of the training session.
Stokes, replying to one of the tweets wrote, "Some stadium this is......and a bit of local music to help get through to the end". Fans have been waiting to watch the match from the historic venue, which will now finally happen. The world's largest cricket stadium will also have 11 centre strips, which is also unique, along with never-before-heard four dressing rooms with in-built gymnasium, said Gujarat Cricket Association's joint secretary Anil Patel.

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