The legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar completed his 17,000 ODI runs, made his 45th ODI century and received his 60th ODI "Man of the Match" award all at this stadium.
The pitch of this stadium is considered as a flat track that proves more convenient for spinners.
The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is counted amongst the significant cricket stadia of India, located in Hyderabad. Opened in 2003, it serves as the home ground of the Hyderabad Cricket Association. The stadium has a crowd capacity of 65,000 spectators and the arena extends across 16 acres of land. The two ends are Pavilion End and North End. On the retirement of VVS Laxman, the legendary international cricketer, the HCA (Hyderabad Cricket Association) decided to honor the state's hero by naming the North End after him. The stadium is the 101st venue for Test matches in world cricket.
The first ODI at the stadium was held on 16th November 2005 between India and South Africa.
Indian Cricket team, Hyderabad Cricket team, and Sunrisers Hyderabad have been the tenants of the stadium.
The first Test match at the stadium was held on 12th November 2010 between India and New Zealand.
Flood lights are mounted on six towers to illuminate the stadium during day-night matches. These were commissioned in April 2007.
Sachin Tendulkar’s score of 175 against Australia in the year 2009 is the highest individual score at the stadium.
Yuvraj Singh's 233 runs in three matches in between 2005-2009 is the highest number of runs by an individual scored at this stadium.