Former India captain and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly turned 48 on Wednesday. The former left-handed batsman is one of those Indian cricketers who scored a Test hundred on debut. Ganguly achieved the feat against England back in 1996.
He has been one of the finest Indian captains in the modern era. India ended as runners-up in the Knockout Trophy 2000 and World Cup 2003 under his captaincy while won the NatWest Trophy in 2002. Apart from this, Ganguly led India to their first-ever Test series win on the Pakistan soil.
The cricket fraternity wished the former player on his special day.
On his birthday, relive Sourav Ganguly's stunning 141* against South Africa in the semi-final of the ICC KnockOut Trophy 2000 ???? pic.twitter.com/BK53IPuXpJ— ICC (@ICC) July 8, 2020
A fearless leader who took Indian cricket to great heights. Happy Birthday Dada. @SGanguly99— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) July 8, 2020
A fiery character on the field, extremely passionate about his country, not giving an inch to the opposition. Looking back, I must say I loved this intense moment with the great man! I'm sure u guys remember this! ???? Happy birthday Dada @SGanguly99 pic.twitter.com/9D0jiVElPM— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) July 8, 2020
Birthday greetings to @SGanguly99, a legendary captain and inspiration to generations of cricketers. Wish you great health, happiness, more power to you in all your endeavours! pic.twitter.com/pHeNxkfvgr— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 8, 2020
Many many happy returns of the day @SGanguly99 hope you continue to take Indian cricket forward.— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 8, 2020