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The Kotla gets a Virender Sehwag gate

And Karun Nair gets overlooked...

Srinath Sripath
On the eve of the first T20 international between India and New Zealand at Feroz Shah Kotla, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) honoured Virender Sehwag by renaming the stadium's Gate 2 after the former Delhi and India batsman.
Addressing the media at the DDCA event to unveil the gate, Sehwag said naming gates, dressing rooms, stands and areas in the stadium after former cricketers like him would serve as great motivators for aspiring cricketers. When asked about his thoughts on his former India and Delhi team-mate Ashish Nehra playing his final international game at the stadium the following day, Sehwag quipped, "We will talk about it tomorrow. Today is my day."
The gate itself contains, among other things, a cut-out of Sehwag, with the line "Legends are forever", and a panel recounting statistics and achievements from his remarkable international career spanning 14 years.
One crucial detail, though, seems to have been overlooked. Karun Nair, India's only other triple-centurion so far apart from Sehwag, finds himself forgotten - the panel describes Sehwag as the "only Indian to score a triple hundred in Test cricket". Nair, incidentally, not long ago was the captain of Delhi Daredevils, the IPL franchise based out of the ground.
Sehwag's two Test triple-hundreds remain an unrivalled record among India players, which perhaps makes the correction to the panel that much simpler. "The only Indian to score two triple-centuries in Test cricket" should do it.

Srinath Sripath is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo