Born on July 8, 1972, present BCCI chief and former India captain Sourav Ganguly turned 48 on Wednesday. Sourav Ganguly stays one of many world’s largest cricket icons the sport has ever identified.

Geoffrey Boycott as soon as known as him ‘The Prince of Calcutta’. His dad and mom nicknamed him ‘Maharaj’. Some labeled him the ‘Royal Bengal tiger’ for his mood, whereas some argued him to be the perfect Indian Cricket workforce captain ever. And most lovingly, he is called ‘Dada’.

Making Steve Waugh anticipate the toss or the shirtless celebration within the Lord’s balcony, every part the Prince of Kolkata has performed is iconic and cherished to this point.

‘God of offside’

Sourav Ganguly had a dream begin to his profession on the hallowed floor of Lord’s, the place he scored a century on his Take a look at debut and after that, he did not look again. Ganguly acquired the nickname God of offside’ because of his exemplary talent of enjoying photographs on the off facet.

Many years change, Dadagiri stays fixed

Roles change, the pursuit of excellence stays fixed

Blissful Birthday, Dada #HappyBirthdayDada #YehHaiNayiDilli @SGanguly99 pic.twitter.com/IYZvRi1hLE

— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from ) (@DelhiCapitals) July 7, 2020

Ganguly represented India in 113 Checks and 311 ODIs by scoring 7213 and 11363 runs respectively. Added to that there have been some memorable knocks throughout his stellar profession that helped India register memorable victories.

Revolutionary captain

Ganguly took over the captaincy in troubled instances for Indian cricket, proper after the match-fixing fiasco, however went on to develop into probably the most profitable caprtain from the nation until he remained on the helm.

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Sourav Ganguly modified the face of Indian cricket together with his unparallel management, aggressive strategy and unmatched batting expertise.

Throughout his tenure as captain from 2000 to 2005, India performed with aggression – residence and away, be it any opposition.

The Indian gamers too began believing that successful abroad was not a giant deal and that perception was instilled by the ‘Prince of Kolkata’.

Beneath his management, India went on to beat Australia in Take a look at sequence in 2001, beat England at Lord’s to win 2002 Natwest Trophy, reached 2003 World Cup last, drew towards England in Take a look at sequence in 2004, and even defeated Pakistan in a Take a look at sequence in 2005.

BCCI president

It was on October 23, 2019, when Ganguly formally took over because the 39th BCCI President with out going through any opposition to his candidacy. Hailed all around the nation as a players-man and the very best particular person for the job, Ganguly has had an eventful 8 months in his scheduled 10-month tenure.

After turning into the BCCI President, Ganguly emphasised the identical and satisfied India captain Virat Kohli in solely three seconds to return on board with the concept.

With IPL getting postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, BCCI beneath Sourav Ganguly confirmed that they able to host the Indian Premier League behind closed doorways and is engaged on all potential choices to stage the match this yr.

With at few extra months left in his tenure, Ganguly can nonetheless go away a long-lasting legacy on not simply Indian cricket but additionally lay a path for future admins to observe.

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