The feeling of being in Ahmedabad was quite amazing. The food ordered in the hotel was also very good. I finally decided to begin my solo travel in the city. The first place which I decided to visit was the Sardar Patel Stadium. Being a big cricket fan I had put this place above all to visit it first. This is one historic cricket ground in India where the national team won many matches, including the quarterfinal victory over Australia in the 2011 World Cup.
The stadium is located in the Motera area of the city and hence, it also known as the Motera stadium. The stadium is managed and administered by the Gujarat Cricket Association and so far it has hosted around 19 international games.
The stadium is one of those venues, which host an international game every year. Apart from that many Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and IPL games are also held on this ground. The stadium has an accommodation of more than 50000 people. It is equipped with flood lights, which makes day and night matches possible. The stadium has also played host to other games and functions of Gujarat Government. The feeling of being inside this huge stadium was awe inspiring. The sight of my favorite Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Tendulkar celebrating that victory against Australia in 2011 flashed in my eyes.
The stadium was a good place to click some selfies and other pictures to keep memories of this place. There are some six stands inside the stadium which accommodates more than 50000 people on a full house day. The stadium is also host to many international records like Sunil Gavaskar hitting his 10000th run here or Sachin Tendulkar scoring his first double century on this ground.
The feeling of pride was immense while I was there in the stadium. I took every possible picture I could to keep a memory of this historic cricket ground. After getting free from Sardar Patel Ground, I decided to visit another pace nearby, which was the residence of Father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi, known as Sabarmati Ashram.