Today, before watching a cricket match together, PM Narendra Modi and Australian PM Anthony Albanese were greeted with loud clapping and cheers. As they entered a stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Before the fourth Test match between India and Australia, the two Prime Ministers rode around the Narendra Modi stadium. They rode in a golf cart-made “chariot,” waving to the spectators.
In addition to shaking hands with the teams, PM Narendra Modi and Mr. Albanese presented the Test caps to the respective team captains, Rohit Sharma and Steve Smith. Also, they spoke with players on both teams. They also stood with them throughout the singing of the Australian and Indian national anthems.
BCCI tweeted the video:
The BCCI has given the two leaders framed artwork that symbolizes 75 years of friendship forged through cricket. On Wednesday, the Australian prime minister landed in Ahmedabad as part of a state visit to India.
According to Mr. Albanese, his visit shows a commitment to strengthening ties between the two nations. Also, to being a force for stability and development in our region. Bhupendra Patel, the chief minister of Gujarat, received Mr. Albanese. Later, they went to Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram with the Australian prime minister.
The Narendra Modi stadium:
The Narendra Modi Stadium, a historic landmark in Ahmedabad that was once known as the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium. It is the site of the fourth test match between India and Australia. The stadium has been operating continuously since 1983, but in 2020 it underwent renovation and reopened.
- The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium was opened in 1983. However, it was closed and underwent a significant refurbishment before becoming the Narendra Modi Stadium. After that, in February 2020, it was reopened.
- One of Ahmedabad’s largest infrastructure projects was the stadium’s redesign. It presently has three entry points, 76 corporate boxes that can accommodate 25 people, is directly connected to a metro line, and offers a number of opulent amenities.
- 132,000 people can fit in the stadium, and 3,000 vehicles and 10,000 two-wheelers can park there. To lessen traffic, a skywalk connects the stadium to a metro station.
The Border-Gavaskar series is now 2-1 in favour of India. The team will face Australia in London starting on June 7 if they win the last Test to guarantee their place in the ICC World Test Championship final.
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