India celebrates the birthday of one of its most successful captains ever, Sourav Ganguly. Some of the biggest achievements of Ganguly's career have been the Natwest Series win in 2002, reaching the ICC World Cup Finals in 2003 and the Test Series win against Australia in 2001-02. It was under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly that Indian team went from strength to strength.
The Dada of Indian cricket, who is appointed as the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal and President of the Editorial Board with Wisden India, was known for his fiery personality both on and off the field famously took off his jersey swinging it in the air at the balcony of Lord's after the Natwest Series win.
Former Indian opener and attacking batsman Virender Sehwag wished Ganguly in his typical sarcastic style. Sehwag tweeted, "Happy Birthday to a 56” Captain, Dada @SGanguly99! 56 inch chest, 8th day of the 7th month, 8*7 = 56 and a World Cup average of 56. #HappyBirthdayDada , May God Bless You !"
Happy Birthday to a 56” Captain , Dada @SGanguly99 !— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 8, 2019
56 inch chest,
8th day of the 7th month, 8*7 = 56 and a World Cup average of 56. #HappyBirthdayDada , May God Bless You ! pic.twitter.com/Dcgj9jrEUE
Apart from Sehwag, VVS Laxman also took to Twitter to wish Saurav Ganguly on his birthday. VVS Laxman wrote, “Many more happy returns of the day @SGanguly99 ! Wish you ever more success and love #HappyBirthdayDada”.
Sourav Ganguly is also one of the most successful openers of Indian cricket forming a formidable opening partnership with Sachin Tendulkar and both the batsmen broke numerous records over the years.