Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly: The legendary Indian captain started to receive warm birthday wishes even before midnight.
Much like veteran India wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni, his captain predecessor Sourav Ganguly also started to receive warm birthday wishes across social media platforms even before midnight.
Ganguly, who is the sitting President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, possesses a loyal fan-following on the back of his playing style especially the manner in which he led the Indian team during a tough phase a couple of decades ago.
India’s most successful captain of his time, Ganguly was subsequently surpassed by Dhoni and current captain Virat Kohli. Having said that, the 48-year old still receives credit for instilling confidence among players of early 2000s especially youngsters like Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and others.
Having scored 18,433 runs in 421 international appearances across formats at an average of 44.74 including 38 centuries, Ganguly is India’s fourth-highest run-scorer across formats.
A more than handy option with the ball in hand, Ganguly had dismissed 132 batsmen in his 16-year long international career.
Apart from leading India to the finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003, Ganguly biggest achievement as a captain lies in several landmark overseas Test victories; a facet which India had struggled for a long long time before him.
Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly
Decades change, Dadagiri remains constant
Roles change, the pursuit of excellence remains constant
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from ) (@DelhiCapitals) July 7, 2020
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) July 7, 2020
Best of birthday wishes to Sourav, captain and @BCCI boss @SGanguly99! May you stay safe and healthy. Good to catch up again for @IndiaToday’s #inspiration #HappyBirthdayDada pic.twitter.com/GnMlMHhgfU
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) July 7, 2020
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 7, 2020
— SouravGangulyCo (@SouravGangulyCo) July 7, 2020
— Gangulians (@Gangulians_) July 7, 2020
Best elevation given by viru boy
Viru once said that a biopic on Sachin would show the rise of Sachin, a biopic on Dhoni would show the rise of MS but if a biopic was made on DADA then we’ll know about the ‘RISE of INDIA’. #HappyBirthdayDada pic.twitter.com/jh2sX8O30R
— #Naarappa/#Aranya (@veerutherocker) July 7, 2020
Happy birthday Dadi!
Hope our off-field partnership keeps going strong like our on-field ones. Wish you a blessed year ahead. pic.twitter.com/jOmq9XN07w
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 8, 2020
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 8, 2020
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 8, 2020
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) July 8, 2020
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 8, 2020
✅Debut Test at Lord’s
✅Those elegant off-side strokes
✅Top ODI run-scorer for the eight-year period starting from 1997
✅Formed the most prolific ODI pairing with @sachin_rt
✅The leader who transformed into a formidable team#OnThisDay Sourav Ganguly turns 48 pic.twitter.com/HYRSAdERJG
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 8, 2020
His offside strokes had a celestial quality about them. His bold, in-your-face captaincy helped Indian cricket shrug off many complexes. 48th birthday mubarak to @SGanguly99. Let’s see how well you know Dada by answering the questions below pic.twitter.com/IEryQqCVjG
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 8, 2020
On his birthday, relive Sourav Ganguly’s stunning 141* against South Africa in the semi-final of the ICC KnockOut Trophy 2000 pic.twitter.com/BK53IPuXpJ
— ICC (@ICC) July 8, 2020
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 8, 2020
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 8, 2020
— Danish Kaneria (@DanishKaneria61) July 8, 2020
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 8, 2020
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) July 8, 2020
#Dada has always looked after his players. Best thing was we were never treated like juniors. An inspiration forever ❤️. Keep rocking. #HappyBirthdayDada #SouravGanguly #BengalTiger #BCCIPresident #HappyBirthdayGanguly pic.twitter.com/5H8ut182Zp
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) July 8, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 8, 2020
From a fine batsman to an outstanding captain & now leading Indian cricket on the whole—here’s wishing my favourite captain & mentor @SGanguly99 a very happy birthday. But FAULADI SEENA dikha ke aise kaun chadhta hai, Dada #HappyBirthdayDada pic.twitter.com/8PKZ3RwwtB
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 8, 2020
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) July 8, 2020
— Ashwin (During Covid 19) (@ashwinravi99) July 8, 2020
শুভ জন্মদিন, মহারাজ!
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) July 8, 2020
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 8, 2020
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) July 8, 2020
Shubho Jonmodin Dada @SGanguly99
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) July 8, 2020
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