The former Indian Captain turned 45 today and birthday wishes from all around the world poured in to make his day special. Affectionately known as Dada and popular as the Royal Bengal tiger, Ganguly is credited with changing the face of Indian cricket. There will be nothing wrong if we say, it was Ganguly before Dhoni. Dada made a sensational Test debut, where he scored a century, at the famed Lord’s in 1996. The left-hander got the glorious chance to captain the Indian cricket team for 49 Tests and 147 ODIs.
Yes, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has eclipsed a few records of the Bengal Tiger, but Sourav Ganguly is still known as one of the most successful captains of India and, until recently, the stats proved this. Dada has a fan following in the millions. Infinite wishes poured in and flooded Twitter. Here are some of the best ones compiled for you.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 8, 2017
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) July 7, 2017
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) July 7, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 8, 2017
#HappyBirthdayDada. The Most Aggressive Captain Ever.
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) July 7, 2017
— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) July 8, 2017
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) July 8, 2017
— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) July 8, 2017
— Sarath Raina 💕 (@Sarath_Raina) July 8, 2017
— amit kohli (@amitkohli16) July 7, 2017
Ganguly made a huge mark on the cricketing world and his trademark shots on the off-side and the voice of Geoffrey Boycott crowning him the “Prince of Kolkata” will forever be etched in the memories of cricket fans.