Snehashish Ganguly’s wife and in-laws test positive for COVID-19: The former Bengali cricketer’s wife and in-laws are said to be stable.
BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) President Sourav Ganguly’s elder brother Snehashish Ganguly’s wife and in-laws have tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the statement passed by the state health department, a domestic help working in Snehashish’s Mominpur home, has also tested positive for coronavirus in addition to the three names mentioned above. It is being reported that all four of them are undergoing treatment in a private nursing home and are stable.
Snehashish Ganguly’s wife and in-laws
Snehashish, who represented Bengal on 77 occasions across formats in his decade-long playing career before becoming the current secretary of CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal), also underwent a Test but has been tested negative unlike his wife and her parents.
“All the four complained of some health issues, which were similar to the symptoms of COVID-19 when they were staying at another residence and not at [Sourav] Ganguly’s ancestral house in Behala. After testing positive, all the four were shifted to a private nursing home,” a senior official of the department said in a statement.
As far as the cricket fraternity is concerned, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, former batsman Taufeeq Umar, former first-class player Zafar Sarfaraz and former Scotland spinner Majid Haq are some illustrious names who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Talking about Sourav Ganguly, the former India captain is doing the rounds across social media platforms today on the back of the 24th anniversary of his Test debut. Read some of the Twitter reactions below:
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) June 19, 2020
Today Test debut for
– Rahul Dravid at Lord’s in 1996 (Test player #206)
– Sourav Ganguly at Lord’s in 1996 (#207)
– Virat Kohli at Kingston in 2011 (#268)
– Praveen Kumar at Kingston in 2011 (#269)
– Abhinav Mukund at Kingston in 2011 (#270)
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 20, 2020
Their partnership started on this day against England at Lords in 1996. It ended 12 yrs & 113 tests later with a win against Aus at Nagpur.
Fittingly, Sachin was the only other player present in both matches. Thank you Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid, it’s been a magical journey! pic.twitter.com/n8fxq1BZxi
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) June 20, 2020
On June 20, 1996, Saurav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid made their Test debut at Lord’s.
It was the beginning of two illustrious cricket journeys. Ganguly (Cap No. 206) & Dravid (Cap No. 207) went on to play 113 & 164 Tests respectively.
Impressive Debut: Ganguly 131 & Dravid 95 pic.twitter.com/esyeF80luG
— The Cricket Wire (@TheCricketWire) June 20, 2020
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