On the field and off the field, Sourav Ganguly is hands down a legend. From being a captain of the Indian cricket team, he is now the BCCI Chief. The Ganguly factor transforms everything he touches. Long before he was crowned the head of India’s prestigious cricketing body, he was drafted as the brand ambassador of India’s fastest growing fantasy cricket platform, My11Circle. He enjoyed playing on the app so much that he went on Facebook to profess his love for it. The videos are super honest, candid, and oozes with his charisma.
Dada’s biggest and most watch video is completely unrehearsed. In the video, Dada drew a picture of the series – South Africa Tour of India. He suggested that the scenario is different for the guest team —the pitch, conditions, and services. To add to it, there were new faces in both the teams. He hinted that these were challenges for the My11Circle players. To add to it, he was daring fantasy cricket players to beat his score. The Facebook video is super cheeky and interesting to watch. He suggested that there are trials ahead, but the biggest task was to beat him – well, he is one of the top notch experts at the sport.
What is amazing is that it was shot in the most humble manner, outdoors, without studio lights, camera, and crew. Nonetheless it acquired 1.1 million views instantly. The quick engagement shows that Sourav Ganguly is much loved even after retiring from the field. He may be revered in Kolkata, but he has a passionate and devout fan following across India.
Bet you are wondering, how to play with Dada, right? The best way to beat the champ is to get out their phones, download the app, create a team, and defeat Ganguly’s team.
This was not the first time that he took to Facebook to challenge his fans. His first candid video goes back to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. At the start of the tournament, during the England versus South Africa match, Sourav Ganguly spoke straight from the heart. Going directly to the point, he prompted the fantasy cricket players to create a team that will beat his. He challenged them directly from the stadium. This video is quickly followed with another video that revealed on fields conditions that would affect the gameplay of the cricketers. He relayed the weather, pitch conditions, and factors that would impact the players. It was just what you wanted to hear and consider when you are forming fantasy teams. It is an absolute delight to watch Dada being frank and open.
There is something to his Facebook videos, yes, there is the Ganguly factor, but also it feels like he is talking directly to the viewer. Take for instance, the video that he shot for the India versus Pakistan match during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He disclosed fantasy cricket tips for players, but it felt as if the suggestions that he was sharing was only for you. It makes the watcher feel exclusive, to add to it his soft spoken voice just adds to it. It seems like a friend is talking with you in a warm, polite manner.
The Dada fever continued as he took to Facebook at a busy junction. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city, Sourav Ganguly revealed his anecdotes for the final match of the Cricket World Cup. He was unfazed with the hordes of people passing by and spilled out cricket gems in the most nonchalant manner. It is just incredible to see Dada in his element, doing what he loves the most – talking about cricket.
You can continue watching Ganguly’s videos on My11Circle’s Facebook page. In the latest video, he teams up with the Australian cricketer, Shane Watson. Ganguly and Watson are on stage, surrounded by cheering fans. It is completely unexpected, but their onscreen camaraderie is like bread to butter – they are just entertaining to watch.
Fantasy Cricket has grown exponentially in the last few years. The number of operators has increased too. Not sure which fantasy app to download. Let cricketing masters, Ganguly and Watson tell you. Stay tuned to this Facebook page for more entertaining videos from the greats of cricket.