Neither did the progressive liberals nor left-leaning advocates of an egalitarian society cry foul then, so what’s the big deal now, the ruling party said.
The government said the name change involves only the Motera stadium and the sports complex where it is located will continue to be named after Sardar Patel.
The ground-staff was summoned onto the pitch in only the fifth over of the second day's play and again later to sweep the dust created around the bowlers' footholds.
Only Motera stadium renamed after PM Modi, complex still has Sardar Patel's name, clarifies Vijay Rupani
Hitting out at Congress, he said, "We are building a sports complex on a 233-acre land and have named it as Sardar Patel Sports Complex..."
Soon after President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the world's largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, which will now be known as 'Narendra Modi stadium', social media was flooded with remarks.
'Hum do humare do': Rahul takes dig at renaming of Gujarat stadium, name of two ends after corporates
'Beautiful how the truth reveals itself. Narendra Modi stadium -- Adani end -- Reliance end. With Jay Shah presiding,' Gandhi tweeted, with the hashtag 'HumDoHumareDo'.
Ahmedabad will emerge as India's sports city, says Amit Shah after inauguration of Narendra Modi stadium
Shah said the sports enclave will be available to play all the games played in Olympics, and it will have stadiums for football, hockey and an indoor stadium.
When Pujara last played against England in Ahmedabad, he had gone on to score a double century and Amit Shah now wishes to see the right-handed batsman achieve the same feat again.
The refurbished stadium, the largest cricketing arena in the world, doesn't have the traditional floodlight towers but a ring of LED lights around the perimeter of its roof.
"We have decided to name it after the country's Prime Minister. It was Modi ji's dream project," said Amit Shah after the inauguration.
President Kovind inaugurates world's largest cricket stadium in Motera that can host 1.32 lakh spectators
It opens with the third Test between India and England, a day-night game from Wednesday, and will also host the fourth and final game of the series from March 4.
High on confidence after thrashing England in the second Test in Chennai, the Virat Kohli-led Indian team will look to keep the winning momentum going.
The official also explained how crowds would be able to enjoy the match, irrespective of their ticket price and every fan would be able to have the best view possible.
Leach is aware that with the pink ball, which tends to move around a lot more than the traditional red cherry, his role could change over the next few days.
India had achieved an emphatic 317-run win against England in the second Test of the ongoing four-match series.