Sourav Ganguly,
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly (Credits - Twitter)

As Sourav Ganguly turned 48 on Wednesday, cricket fraternity paid tribute to the leader, fighter and administrative mastermind. Sourav Ganguly will always be known for re-branding the style of cricket India played. He took over the captaincy reigns in a controversial situation and helped the national team grow with his ‘never say die spirit’.

Ganguly will be celebrated for his captaincy skills which overshadowed his batting prowess. He knew how to back players, give them direction and pick up young talents and place them at the right position. Ganguly was not only the pioneer for the aggressive brand of cricket in India but also for shaping careers of a lot of Indian cricketers.

Sourav Ganguly Birthday: Here is how cricket fraternity paid tribute to the former India captain

Sourav Ganguly learnt the administrative ropes from late Jagmohan Dalmiya. He is currently serving the cricket board as a president. He, however, will be able to serve as board president only up to September 2020, as he is currently the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and will have to go into a compulsory cooling off period. It is reported that secretary Jay Shah will appeal to extend it due to COVID-19 situation.