BCCI President Sourav Ganguly turned 48 on Wednesday (July 08), and wishes came pouring in to wish the former Indian captain.
Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Kaif, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli among others took to Twitter to wish Ganguly on his birthday.
Yuvraj, in his tweet for Ganguly on his birthday, wrote: “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.”
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
Batting legend Tendulkar in his birthday message for Ganguly wrote, “Happy Birthday Dadi! Hope our-off field partnership keeps going strong like our on-field ones. Wish you a blessed year ahead.”
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
Kaif, on the other hand, wished Ganguly by sharing the pictures from the 2002 Natwest Series final and captioned his post as: “From a fine batsman to an outstanding captain and now leading Indian cricket on the whole- here’s wishing my favourite captain and mentor @SGanguly99 a very happy birthday. But FAULADI SEENA dikha ke raise kaun chadta hai, Dada.”
From a fine batsman to an outstanding captain & now leading Indian cricket on the whole—here’s wishing my favourite captain & mentor @SGanguly99 a very happy birthday. But FAULADI SEENA dikha ke aise kaun chadhta hai, Dada #HappyBirthdayDada pic.twitter.com/8PKZ3RwwtB
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 8, 2020
Under Ganguly, the ‘Men in Blue’ played 146 ODI matches. They won 76 matches, and lost 65 games, while five encounters went into a no result. Dada’s ODI’s win percentage was at 53.90.
He also guided the Indian team in the white jersey to 21 wins, of the 49 matches he led. His Test side lost 13 and tied/drew 15 games, making his win percentage in the longest format as 42.85.
Here’s how others wished Sourav Ganguly on his 48th birthday:
Happy Birthday Dada💙@SGanguly99 🎂🎂
The man who revolutionalized Indian cricket 🇮🇳
Your contribution to cricket both as a player, and a captain will be admired by the generations to come!
Have a fabulous year ahead🙏 pic.twitter.com/QRM29CdN6C
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 8, 2020
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 8, 2020
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 8, 2020
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 8, 2020
A fearless leader who took Indian cricket to great heights. Happy Birthday Dada. @SGanguly99
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) July 8, 2020
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) July 8, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 8, 2020
— Khaleel Ahmed (@imK_Ahmed13) July 8, 2020
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 8, 2020
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) July 8, 2020
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) July 8, 2020
Happy birthday Saurav sir, wish you good health and happiness. 🎂 @SGanguly99
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) July 8, 2020