Sourav Ganguly has always been credited with building a stellar Indian side, a team that was fearless and a team that revived Indian cricket from that dark fixing cloud.
Ganguly was lauded not just for being a shrewd captain, but for developing youngsters who would go onto become match winners for India in the future.
Yuvraj Singh was one of those young players that Ganguly trusted blindly. A wonderful middle order batsmen, a fiery backward point fielder and a part time left armer, Yuvraj was all that Ganguly needed to ensure that balance in the ODI setup.
And after all those years, Yuvraj is still in the ODI mix, all thanks to that initial faith that Ganguly showed in him.
On Dada’s 45th birthday, Yuvraj was one of the first players to send in his wishes via a beautiful tweet, taking Indian fans down memory lane.
Yuvi tweeted: “Wishing dearest
@SGanguly99 many happy returns of the day lots of love dadi.”
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 8, 2017
Dada’s most iconic moment asa a cricketer has to be during the 2002 NatWest final when Ganguly took off his shirt after India chased down 326, which was India’s highest chase at that time.
This is how Dada replied:
thank u rockstar ..lots of love and good luck
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) July 8, 2017
Yuvraj Singh is currently in the Carribean and would be hoping that he gets to play in the one-off T20 tomorrow, as he has not performed well ever since that 50 in India’s opening match of the Champions Trophy 2017.
Rishab Pant is waiting in the ranks and the management would like to test him out before they completely draft him into the one-day setup. And it looks like Yuvraj would most likely be making way, as he hasn’t delivered with the bat, looks like a liability in the field and hasn’t been used much with the ball.