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.
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) July 8, 2020
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) July 8, 2020
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) July 8, 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
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 8, 2020
Happy Birthday to the undisputed Dada of Indian Cricket 🎂 You have always led from the front, showing us what it means to be a true leader. I have learnt a lot from you & hope to become to others what you are to me. You are our eternal captain🙇@SGanguly99 #HappyBirthdayDada pic.twitter.com/MJKAwgGw1r
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 8, 2020
— Khaleel Ahmed (@imK_Ahmed13) July 8, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 8, 2020
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 8, 2020
Happy Birthday Dada 🎂🎉
I'm sure you'll lead Indian cricket towards a better future as @bcci president just like you did as a captain.
Have a healthy and prosperous year ahead. #HappyBirthdayDada pic.twitter.com/QR7hBSNfeH
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 8, 2020
Happy Birthday @SGanguly99💐, you brought the change in attitude & aggression for the players under your captaincy results followed home & away too🤗💐old is gold. @VijayRBharadwa1 pic.twitter.com/T91OcW2y2u
— Sunil Joshi | ಸುನಿಲ್ ಜೋಶಿ (@SunilJoshi_Spin) July 8, 2020
Wishing u A very happy birthday dada @SGanguly99 god bless u always 🎂❤️😊🙌 I’m blessed ki mjhe aap ke sath dressing room share krne aur under ur captaincy khelne ka mauka mila thanks so much legend ❤️😊🌟 pic.twitter.com/ZKNhgWy5HI
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) July 8, 2020
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) July 8, 2020
— WV Raman #TheWinningSixer (@wvraman) July 8, 2020
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) July 8, 2020
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 8, 2020
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 8, 2020