NEW DELHI(BullionStreet): India's Cricket star Virender Sehwag will be honoured with 100 gold coins for achieving the landmark of playing in 100 test matches.
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) also decided to name a gate of the Feroz Shah Kotla ground after him for reaching the milestone.
Sehwag had reached the landmark at the just-concluded second Test of the ongoing series against Englandin Mumbai.
DDCA vice president Chetan Chauhan had made a proposal in this regard and it was accepted by the Executive Board of the cricket body on Tuessday.
The coins, each one of 10 grams, will be presented to Sehwag on January 6, 2013 when India will host arch-rivals Pakistan for a One-day match at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground.
"He deserves this honour for his contribution to the Indian cricket," Chauhan said. Chauhan's proposal to either name a gate or a stand of the Feroz Shah Kotla after Sehwag has also been accepted by DDCA's Executive Board.
"We have also decided to name the Gate No. 1 of the ground which is used for VIP and players entrance after Sehwag," Chauhan added.