Only a short walk away from the Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg that is an important artery between Old and New Delhi, the Feroz Shah Kotla ground offers all spectators a good view of the cricketing action. The stadium added floodlighting facility in 2007-08 and is quite a delightful sight when it is full.
It was natural for the Delhi Daredevils to embrace the Feroz Shah Kotla ground, which has seen cricketing action from 1932, as its home ground. Besides 21 IPL games from 2008 to 2011, the ground hosted eight Champions League matches in October 2009. Of course, the first 10 T20 matches played at the venue were the North Zone Inter-State Twenty20 tournament (now, the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy) in April 2007.
The ground boasts of amazing history – not the least being Indian wrist spinner Anil Kumble’s feat of taking all 10 wickets in a Test innings in February 1999 and legendary opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar equaling Sir Don Bradman’s record of 29 Test century. And, as destiny would have it, Sachin Tendulkar scored his record 35th Test century at this ground on December 10, 2005 to go past Gavaskar's record.
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