Recently, Narendra Modi Stadium registered its name in the Guinness Book of World Records. The stadium has a capacity of 110,000 people and is the largest stadium in the world having more capacity than Australia’s Melbourne Cricket ground. It held the IPL 2022 finale and hosted the highest audience ever.
BCCI’s secretary Jay Shah tweeted “Extremely delighted & proud to receive the Guinness World Record for the largest attendance at a T20 match when 101,566 people witnessed the epic IPL final at GCAMotera’s magnificent Narendra Modi Stadium on 29 May 2022. A big thanks to our fans for making this possible.”
In the finale, Gujarat Titans clashed with Rajasthan Royals. Gujarat Titan was led by Hardik Pandya and Rajasthan Royal guided by Sanju Samson. The former team won over Rajasthan Royals as they were chased a target of 131 runs in the cash-rich league. Shubman Gill was the highest scorer whereas Hardik Pandya picked the highest wickets and also got awarded the player of the match. From Rajasthan Royals, Jos Buttler bagged the highest runs.
Besides, the finale, they also hosted Qualifier 2 between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. RR completed the 158-run target given by RCB in the 19th over.
On February 24, 2021, Montera stadium got renamed Narendra Modi stadium. It is a venue for Test, ODI, T20I, and Indian Premier League cricket matches and is owned by the Gujarat Cricket Association.
The stadium got constructed in 1983 and became a regular host to international matches. In 2015, it got closed and was rebuilt completely by February 2020 with a cost of Rs 800 crore. Besides cricket, the stadium was also a host for several programmes which were arranged by the Government of Gujarat. The World Cup matches of 1987, 1996 and 2011 were played here.
The stadium has held 14 Tests, 27 ODIs, 6 T20I games, and 2 IPL matches till date.