“Happy Birthday Dada”: Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar wishes the former India captain, and current President of the Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly who turned 48 on Wednesday.
Touted to be among the best captains the nation has ever created, Ganguly is widely credited for creating Indian cricket an aggressive side and instilling belief from the team.
Tendulkar was one of the very first ones to extend birthday wishes for his former opening spouse. Hope our off-field venture keeps moving strong such as our on-field ones. Wish you a blessed year ahead,” Tendulkar said on Twitter.
“Many more happy returns of the day Sourav Ganguly. May you taste ever more success and receive more and more love. Have a excellent day and year ahead #HappyBirthdayDada,” said VVS Laxman.
Mohammad Kaif wrote:”In a fine batsman to a great captain & today leading Indian cricket on the whole–here’s wishing my favorite captain & mentor Sourav Ganguly a very delighted birthday. But FAULADI SEENA dikha ke aise kaun chadhta hai, Dada #HappyBirthdayDada.”
“Wishing a very happy birthday to the most dynamic and visionary captain of his period. It’s an issue of immense joy to use the guy who shot Indian cricket to new heights. Subho Janmodin Sourav Ganguly,” tweeted BCCI Secretary Jay Shah.
“Leader of Men. God of off-side. Fighter. #HappyBirthdayDada,” explained Aakash Chopra.
Ishant Sharma stated: “Shubho Jonmodin Dada Sourav Ganguly. A genuine inspiration for all! A great deal of love and best wishes for you! Have a terrific #QuarantineBirthday!”
By a terrific captain into some brilliant administrator, you have donned them magnificently. Hope you keep your great work for the betterment of Indian cricket… Godspeed. Sourav Ganguly #HappyBirthdayDada,” tweeted Pragyan Ojha.
Placing out various significant accomplishments of Ganguly, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on their official Twitter handle composed:”Third-fastest into 10,000 ODI runs. Holds the record for the greatest individual score in CWC for India. 2003 ICC World Cup runner-up. Captained India into 11 wins in 28 overseas Tests. Happy birthday to one of India’s most successful captains, Sourav Ganguly.”
Ganguly played with 113 Tests and 311 ODIs where he scored 7,212 and 11,363 runs respectively.