Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri honored with life membership of SCG

Recognising the achievements and contributions towards the sport, the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) paid tributes to Indian skipper Virat Kohli and head coach of team Ravi Shastri. They received honorary membership from SCG which is a rare laurel which only two international cricket players, Sachin Tendulkar and Brain Lara were granted earlier.

SCG chairman Tony Shepherd congratulated the captain-coach duo

The Indian team won the series 2-1 after 71 years in Australia just a few days ago. SCG chairman Tony Shepherd congratulated the captain-coach duo, “The SCG congratulates Team India for securing its first test series win on Australian soil. It is wonderful to see the world’s largest cricketing nation putting its focus firmly on test Cricket – a step that will reinforce the preeminence of Tests in the global cricketing platforms. Virat and Ravi have been in the forefront of that and Test cricket is well served having both placing such significance on the five-day format.”

Taking to Twitter, Shastri responded that he is honored and humbled with the act by SCG, “Great honor and very humbling to get the honorary life membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground along with Virat Kohli”, his post read.