The cricket fraternity showered wishes on former India captain Sourav Ganguly on his birthday. Former players including Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, Wasim Jaffer, Pragyan Ojha, Mohammad Kaif and several others wished Ganguly by posting messages on social media. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along with many Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises also wished Ganguly. His birthday comes a day after another former Indian captain, MS Dhoni, celebrated his birthday.
Sehwag wished Dada in his own unique style as he wrote, “Few could match Dada ka Junoon, Dada ka Iraada. May you be in good health and spirits always Dada. #HappyBirthdayDada.”
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 8, 2021
Sehwag also wished on Instagram, posting a hilarious edited picture of himself along with Ganguly.
BCCI also posted on Twitter to wish the current president of the board. It said, “Here’s wishing former #TeamIndia captain & current BCCI President @SGanguly99. a very happy birthday.” BCCI tweeted
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 8, 2021
Former India batsman Laxman also wrote a message for Ganguly: “Many more happy returns of the day @SGanguly99. May you be gifted with life’s biggest joys and never-ending bliss. Wishing you a great year ahead. #HappyBirthdayDada.”
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 8, 2021
Wishes poured in from many other former and current players, selector and teams.
Third-fastest to 10,000 ODI runs
Highest individual score for India at the Men’s @cricketworldcup – 183
Captained India to 11 wins in 28 overseas Tests
— ICC (@ICC) July 8, 2021
to the Prince who always finds gaps in every off side.
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask Podu Whistle Podu! (@ChennaiIPL) July 8, 2021
His aggression and passion for the game is unmatched.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) July 8, 2021
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 8, 2021
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) July 8, 2021
— DK (@DineshKarthik) July 8, 2021
My best wishes to you dada @SGanguly99 The Indian cricket will forever be grateful to you, thank you for bringing out the best in everything! Your passion towards cricket will always be an inspiration for generations to come! #HappyBirthdayDada
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) July 8, 2021
When Dada led you on to the field, you somehow felt taller. Happy Birthday to the captain who patted your back when you did well and put a hand around your shoulder when you didn’t. #DadaBornleader @SGanguly99 pic.twitter.com/FVRaHySnFI
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 7, 2021
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) July 8, 2021
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) July 8, 2021
If you need help, please reply to this tweet and tag the relevant authorities of your city. I’ll try and help you reach the right people. Post prescription if requesting medicine. I’m making this my pinned tweet for max reach. This too shall pass. #WearAMask #CoronavirusIndia
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 22, 2021
Ganguly is the current BCCI president. During his playing career, he represented India in 113 Tests and 311 ODIs.
He captained the Indian team and achieved immense success. Under Ganguly’s captaincy, India shared the ICC Champions Trophy in 2002 with Sri Lanka and reached the 2003 Cricket World Cup final in South Africa.
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