The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday inducted three cricket legends into the ICC Corridor of Fame. Indian icons Virender Sehwag and Diana Edulji had been the 2 Indians to be receiving the honour together with Sri Lankan legend Aravinda de Silva. Notably, Edulji has turn into the primary Indian lady participant to be added to the elite listing.
“The ICC introduced three new additions to the ICC Corridor of Fame on Monday, with legendary opener Virender Sehwag, India trailblazer Diana Edulji and Sri Lanka celebrity Aravinda de Silva the newest inductees,” ICC wrote in a press release.
Edulji turns into the primary Indian lady to hitch the elite listing
Earlier than the induction of those two legends, India had seven cricketers within the ICC Corridor of Fame however no lady was a part of the elite listing. Former India captain and left-arm spinner Edulji’s entry makes her be a part of a particular listing. “On the outset, I want to thank the ICC and the Jury for having chosen me to be inducted into the ICC Corridor Of Fame 2023. It certainly is a superb honour to be the primary Indian Girls Cricketer to be inducted and be a part of a galaxy of cricketers, female and male from the world over,” Edulji stated on being named within the honour.
Sehwag feels ‘extraordinarily grateful’ for the honour
In the meantime, former India opener Sehwag was additionally overwhelmed to make his entry into the historic listing and was grateful for it. “I want to thank the ICC and the jury for inducting me with this honour. I really feel extraordinarily grateful for having spent an incredible a part of my life doing what I cherished most, ‘hitting the cricket ball. I’d additionally prefer to thank my household, buddies, folks I performed with, and numerous individuals who prayed for me selflessly,” he stated.
In the meantime, 1996 World Cup winner Aravinda de Silva additionally opened on him getting this honour. “I’m crammed with profound gratitude as I settle for the immense honour of being inducted into the ICC Corridor of Fame. This achievement is a tribute to the dedication, sacrifice, and love which have formed my cricketing journey,” the previous batter stated.
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