Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir was undoubtedly a great servant of Indian cricket during his playing days. And to be honest, since his retirement, nothing much has changed. The 39-year-old won the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 with BJP from East Delhi. At that time, Gambhir had talked about two prominent sports complexes in his constituency, namely Yamuna Sports Complex and Chilla Sports Complex.
The member of parliament had promised that he would upgrade both the facilities in times to come in order to ensure that youngsters could get an opportunity to do something constructive at the facility. As promised, Gambhir deployed a huge team towards the project who worked vigorously to upgrade the facility. And many months later, the dream has in fact been turned into reality as Gautam Gambhir inaugurated the stadium on Friday.
East Delhi Cricket League to start soon at the stadium
The 39-year-old posted on Twitter claiming that he has delivered what he had promised to the public of East Delhi. The redeveloped Yamuna Sports Complex now has a world-class 'Cricket cum Archery Stadium' with modern floodlights, electric scoreboard and running area for athletes and public.
The facility features one of the best dressing rooms in the country which has some iconic photographs of rich history of Indian cricket, including the 2011 WC winning moment.
Gambhir was expectedly excited to share the news of completion of work at the stadium as he also added that East Delhi Cricket League will start soon which will provide a huge platform to young budding cricketers to showcase their talent and potential.
Check out Gambhir's tweet:
We have upgraded the stadium with world-class floodlights: Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir talked about the upgraded stadium and revealed that the plan was simple i.e. to upgrade the facility for both cricket and archery.
"As a sportsman, you don't snatch anything away from a sport. In fact, you give something back. We have upgraded the stadium with world-class floodlights, which have similar Lux to the ones at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Hopefully, the kids can now come and play here and make the country proud," said Gambhir while talking to ABP news.
Notably, there are 6 wickets in the ground and the pitches have been prepared by some of the best groundsmen in Delhi. The 39-year-old went on to say that he does not miss playing cricket and doesn't even remember when he hold the bat for last time. He added that his responsibility now is to ensure that youngsters can pursue their dreams of playing for country and he only wants to work towards fulfilling that objective.