Renowned Indian cricket icons, including Sachin Tendulkar, Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar and Dilip Vengsarkar, have arrived in Varanasi on Saturday (September 23) to attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of an international cricket stadium in Uttar Pradesh. The event, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to perform the foundation stone laying ceremony for the International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi, is scheduled for the afternoon.
While Shastri and Sachin even shared pictures before they took the flight to Varanasi, a video has also emerged in which Sachin can be seen paying a visit to the Kashi Vishwanath temple.
Take a look at the viral pictures and videos here:
VIDEO | Sachin Tendulkar visits Kashi Vishwanath temple. The former India cricket captain is in Varanasi to attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of the international cricket stadium later in the day. pic.twitter.com/FuQzjDXiuo
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) September 23, 2023
Grew up admiring one and had the opportunity of sharing the field with the other two. 🏏 They laid the foundation with the 1983 victory, and I experienced the joy in 2011! Here’s to hoping the current squad brings it home in 2023! 🏆🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/UAEnRHKd2C
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 23, 2023
Varanasi bound. Great to be amongst Greats and colleagues for Mumbai and India. Just a few international runs and wickets there. Pic of a lifetime. Gr8 memories. @sachin_rt @BCCI 🇮🇳🙏 pic.twitter.com/AowpVZ2l1C
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) September 23, 2023
Earlier, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath had also taken to X to inform about the ceremony. “Respected Prime Minister Shri @narendramodiji will lay the foundation stone of ‘International Cricket Stadium’ costing approximately ₹ 451 crores in Varanasi tomorrow,” a part of his post read.
बाबा श्री विश्वनाथ जी की पावन नगरी काशी की अतुल्य विकास यात्रा में कल एक और स्वर्णिम अध्याय जुड़ने जा रहा है।
आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी कल वाराणसी में लगभग ₹451 करोड़ लागत के ‘अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट स्टेडियम’ की आधारशिला रखेंगे।
साथ ही, काशी सांसद सांस्कृतिक…
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) September 22, 2023
The stadium when built will be the third international cricket stadium in the state of Uttar Pradesh after Kanpur’s Green Park and Lucknow’s newly constructed Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium.