US President Donald Trump finally arrived in India who was welcomed by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi at Ahmedabad airport. The much anticipated Trump’s visit to India began with Trump and his wife going to Sabarmati Ashram along with the PM Modi from where the caravan reached Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera which saw its inauguration today.
Just to remind you, Motera is now officially the largest cricket stadium in the world in terms of seating capacity. It has a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh people which exceeds Melbourne Cricket Ground with the crowd capacity of 90,000 people. The stadium was jam packed with people who were waiting for ‘ Namaste London ‘ event to begin. BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah was also among the waiting people.
Trump finally took the center stage when Modi finished his speech. He started his speech by thanking India for the grand welcome and then went on to describe the legacy of India by giving examples of Bollywood and Cricket players. He described Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli as the world’s greatest cricket players.
” The world knows of Bollywood and their films like DDLJ. All over the planet people take great joy in watching Bollywood films, bhangra, and classic films like DDLJ and Sholay. This is the country where you people cheer on some of the world’s greatest cricket players. From Suchin (Sachin) Tendulkar to Virat Kohli… “
Here is the video of an excerpt from his speech.
From Suchin Tendulkar to Virat Kolee pic.twitter.com/iLSS98ViEX
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With the presence of 1.10 Lakh people, the stadium looked beyond stunning. Here are some of the pictures showing how Motera Stadium looked today. The stadium is still waiting for its first match whether IPL or International. However, if playing conditions meet the desired requirements, the IPL All stars match might be played here.