Comic actor and MP Paresh Rawal has jumped into one of the growing debates of the Indian sports world. Referring to FIFA U-17 World Cup, in one of his tweets, Paresh Rawal commented on the name of the stadiums being used in the event.
FIFA U-17 World Cup is underway at six venues – New Delhi (Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium), Kochi ( Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium), Goa (Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium), Kolkata (Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan), Navi Mumbai (Dr. DY Patil Sports Stadium) and Guwahati (Indira Gandhi Athletic International Stadium).
Paresh Rawal stated, “U17 Football WC held across India in 6 stadiums. of 6, 3 stadiums r named after d greatest footballer of India produced Jawaharlal Nehru”
U17 Football WC held across India in 6 stadiums.
of 6, 3 stadiums r named after d greatest footballer of India produced
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) October 11, 2017
This is not the first time when these kinds of thoughts have been revoked. Recently, batting legend Sunil Gavaskar spoke about stadiums being named after politicians rather than sportspersons.
“While it is always preferable to have sports facilities named after sportspersons, there are plenty of other non-sportspersons who make a contribution to the growth, development and betterment of sports so the grounds can be named after them too, but ideally, grounds should be named after those who have made a contribution to sports,” Gavaskar said.