New Delhi, July 8 – Legendary cricketer Sourav Ganguly, who is taken into account as of the best Indian captains of all time, turned 51 on Saturday and needs have poured in from throughout the cricketing neighborhood with BCCI and its workplace bearers former teammates and present cricketers wishing ‘Dada’ on his birthday.
After making his worldwide debut in an ODI match towards the West Indies within the 1992 Benson and Hedges World Sequence, Ganguly served the nation for 16 superb years.
The left-hander batter went on to be recognised as one of many biggest batters to have come out of India, significantly in ODIs. He scored 7212 runs in 113 Exams at a median of 42.17 with 16 centuries. In ODI cricket, Ganguly performed 311 matches, scoring 11,363 runs at a median of 41.02 with 22 centuries.
Nonetheless, it was as captain that Ganguly is remembered essentially the most although. He took over the reins when India had been nonetheless recovering from the aftermath of the match-fixing scandal of 2000 and famously led them to victory at residence over Steve Waugh’s world-beating Australian workforce in a Take a look at collection. This included the memorable win on the Eden Gardens the place India prevailed regardless of being compelled to observe on.
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He additionally led India to the ultimate of the 2003 World Cup and to the ultimate of the 2002 Champions Trophy, the place India had been ultimately declared joint winners with Sri Lanka as the ultimate was washed out on account of rain.
Most significantly, Ganguly below his captaincy, gave alternative and backed a big pool of gifted gamers, who grew to become massive match-winners for India. Later, he additionally served because the BCCI president from 2019 to 2022 and took very key choices throughout his tenure.
“424 intl. matches, 18575 intl. runs, 38 intl. centuries. Right here’s wishing former #TeamIndia Captain and former BCCI President @SGanguly99 a really Glad Birthday,” tweeted BCCI’s from its official deal with.
“Glad Birthday, Dada! Might the almighty bless you with good well being and prosperity. Have an awesome 12 months forward and I sit up for seeing you quickly – @SGanguly99 #HappyBirthdayDada,” stated BCCI secretary Jay Shah in a tweet.
In the meantime, legendary Sachin Tendulkar went down reminiscence lane and shared an outdated image of him with Ganguly whereas celebrating a second on the sector.
“Dadi is one man who would even rejoice his birthday on the offside. That’s how a lot he cherished the offside. Glad birthday, my pal! @SGanguly99,” wrote Tendulkar.
Then again, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh wished Ganguly with a playful caption on Twitter.
“Whenever you’re planning the subsequent prank with dada with out him understanding that he’s the one who will truly be pranked. Glad birthday #dadi! A great deal of love all the time @SGanguly99,” tweeted Yuvraj.
In the meantime, former India batter Wasim Jaffer stated Ganguly took Indian cricket to new heights whereas wishing the previous skipper on his birthday.
“This Jersey, this period will all the time be particular for Indian cricket followers. Glad Birthday to the person who led India to new heights throughout this period. Want you an exquisite 12 months stuffed with happiness and good well being Dada @SGanguly99,” Jaffer wrote on Twitter together with an outdated image of Ganguly within the iconic jersey.
“Glad birthday dada @SGanguly99. Have a brilliant birthday and an awesome 12 months forward with good well being, fortune and everlasting bliss !,” tweeted present IPL chairman and former BCCI treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal.
“Tiger , prince of kolkata , Captain Glad Birthday Dada .. Gentle it, adore it, dwell it .. numerous love .. @SGanguly99,” stated former India spinner Harbhajan Singh in his tweet.
India wicket-keeping batter Dinesh Karthik additionally wished Ganguly, calling him a legendary cricketer and a exceptional chief.
“Many blissful returns of the day to a legendary cricketer and a exceptional chief, @SGanguly99. Want you the most effective all the time, Dada!,” Karthik posted on his Twitter account.