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Feroz Shah Kotla

Cricket Ground in DelhiFeroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi is reckoned to be one of the most prestigious international cricket grounds in the world.

Especially, for Indians, Feroz Shah Kotla is a memorable cricket ground as the former spin spearhead of India, Anil Kumble created a singular record of taking 10 wickets against Pakistan during the year1998/99. The stadium has a seating capacity of 30,000 to 60,000.

History of Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi

Constructed in 1354, Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium was once a fort which was actually built by Sultan Feroze Shah Tughluq. The area was then converted into a cricket ground during the year1883. The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium was planned by designers and environmentalists Naval Khanna and Danish Siddiqui.

The international cricket ground is owned and maintained by the DDCA or Delhi District Cricket Association. After the inauguration of Indian Premier League in 2008, the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium has been the home ground of the Delhi DareDevils (cricket franchise representing the city of Delhi) of the IPL.

World Records and Statistics at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi

As an international cricket venue, Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium has followed through numerous world records. A few of them are mentioned below:
  • India Vs Pakistan, 1952
Hemu Adhikari and Ghulam Ahmed created a world record for tenth wicket partnership with 109 runs.
  • India Vs New Zealand, 1965
Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan debuted in international cricket and stunned New Zealand taking 12 wickets and led the team to a comfortable win.
  • India Vs Australia, 1970
Erapalli Prasanna and Bishen Singh Bedi together picked 18 wickets, which led the team India to a famous victory over mighty Aussies.
  • India Vs England, 1976
John Kenneth Lever had one of the best debuts as he scored a half century and had a bowling figure of 10 for 70.
  • India Vs England, 1981
Geoff Boycott smashed the world record test aggregate of Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers.
  • India Vs West Indies
Sunil Gavaskar scored his 29th test century in just 94 balls equalling Don Bradman’s world record.
  • India Vs Pakistan, 1999
Anil Kumble had bowling figures of 10 for 74 in the fourth innings and became the second person to take 10 wickets in an innings after Jim Laker.
  • India Vs Sri Lanka
Sachin Tendulkar scored his 35th test century, exceeding Sunil Gavaskar's record of 34 test centuries.

The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium is looked at as the team India's most successful test venue in terms of triumphs as India recorded seven consecutive test match wins during the period of 1993-2007.

Quick Facts

Location: Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
Establishment: 1883
Owned and Maintained: Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA)
Seating Capacity: 30,000 to 60,000 seats
Landmark: Ambedkar Stadium, Feroz Shah Kotla Fort, Shaheedi Park, Delhi Gate –Bus Stop, LNJP Hospital

Entry Gates:
Gate Number 1 to 7 (southern side) - entry to these gates are from Bahadurshah Zafar Marg
Gate Number 8 to 15 (eastern side) - entry to these gates are from JLN Marg adjacent to Ambedkar Stadium Bus Terminal.

Nearest Metro Stations:

New Delhi Metro Station (Yellow line) - 3 km
Pragati Maidan MetroStation (Blue line) - 4 km

Reaching Feroz shah Kotla Stadium by bus:

DTC bus and AC Low Floor Bus can be boarded and on reaching Ambedkar Stadium or Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital (LNJP Hospital), the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium can be easily reached.

Bus numbers from Delhi Metro Station:

 Bus no. 949/39A/307 – Kamla Market to Ambedkar Stadium Terminal
 Bus no. 838 – Kamla Market to Asaf Ali Road Delhi Gate

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