Kohli and Ravi Shastri get the honorary life membership of SCG
Indian skipper Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri are honoured with the honorary lifetime membership at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Indian team is currently having a good outing in Australian summer with their first ever Test series win in Australian soil and a drawn T20I series. After two successful series, India will take on Australia on January 12th in the series opener of the three-match ODI series.
Already the tour has turned out to be an unforgettable one in the history of Indian Cricket team. Now Indian skipper Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri are awarded an extra pleasure in the tour.
Both the Indians are honoured with the honorary lifetime membership at Sydney Cricket Ground. Previously Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar were the only International cricketers to be honoured with this.
“The SCG congratulates Team India for securing its first Test series win on Australian soil. It is wonderful to see the world’s largest cricketing nation putting its focus firmly on Test cricket – a step that will reinforce the pre-eminence of Tests in the global cricketing landscape,” SCG Chairman Tony Shepherd was quoted as saying on their official website.
“Virat and Ravi have been at the forefront of that and Test cricket is well served having both placing such significance on the five-day format,” Shepherd added.
Taking to Twitter Shastri said: “Great honour and very humbling to get the honorary life membership of the @scg along with @imVkohli #TeamIndia #AUSvIND.”
Sydney Cricket Ground will be always special for the Indian skipper Virat Kohli as he took the responsibility as full time Test captain at this venue. Also he registered a memorable Test series win against Australia in their own backyard too in this venue.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) January 11, 2019