Wishes pour in as Sourav Ganguly turns 49

Ganguly was instrumental in India’s evolvement as a team, who can beat any opposition, in any condition.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly ( Image Credit: Twitter)

Former India skipper and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is celebrating his 49th birthday today. The southpaw was instrumental in India’s evolvement as a team who can beat any opposition, in any conditions. He was the one who shaped up the careers of many Indian legends like Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan among others and induced a fearless attitude in the team.

A phenomenal leader, Ganguly led India into the finals of three back to back ICC events, including two Champions Trophies and ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 in South Africa. A famous tour to Australia, where a young Indian team gave the mighty Australians a run for their money, is the highlight of his career.

Apart from being a phenomenal captain, Ganguly has astonishing numbers as a batsman. Ganguly scored 7212 runs in 113 Test matches, including 16 tons and 35 half-centuries in the longest format. A part-time bowling all-rounder, Ganguly scalped 100 wickets in this format. In ODIs, Ganguly represented India in 311 ODIs and finished with 11363 runs, including 22 hundreds and 72 half-centuries.

On his birthday, the cricket fraternity extended their wishes to Sourav Ganguly.

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Ganguly too cut a special cake on his birthday and wished the Indian contingent luck for the Tokyo Olympics.

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