Indian cricketers Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal have joined their teammates in posting eye-grabbing pictures of the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera in Ahmedabad which will host its first international game this week after undergoing renovation. The 3rd Test will be a day-night affair, the first between India and England.
Team India will face England in two Tests and five T20Is in the Motera stadium, also known as the Sardar Patel stadium in Ahmedabad which has a crowd capacity of 1.1 lakh after renovation. It has now become the world's largest cricket stadium beating the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.
A few of the Indian cricketers as well as their opponents posted some photos of the picturesque ground and facilities of the stadium and Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal are the latest players to do so.
Cheteshwar Pujara captioned the tweet, "Eagerly waiting to step out and play at the impressive Motera! Congratulations to @JayShah and the @GCAMotera team on building a fantastic stadium! #indvseng #pinkballtest"
Mayank Agarwal wrote, "Excitement levels going up by the day as we prepare for the pink-ball Test in the world’s biggest cricket stadium"
Excitement levels going up by the day as we prepare for the pink-ball Test in the world’s biggest cricket stadium— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) February 21, 2021
The first Test in Ahmedabad, which will be the third Test of the series, will begin on Wednesday, February 24. It will be a day/night affair and is expected to have 50% capacity crowd for the third and fourth Tests.