It is an undeniable fact that Sourav Ganguly has been one of the chief architects behind the successful stint of the indian side today. After a series of match-fixing scandals in the late ’90s, he took up captaincy and took up the responsibility to renovate the side. Not just that, but his choice of players to suit accordingly to each format of the game was highly applauded by experts in those days. Those were the days when India registered several overseas victories under his captaincy. Who can just forget his shirtless celebration after Natwest series victory, that too at Lord’s?
Fondly called Dada by his fans and teammates, he is celebrating his 47th birthday today. Twitter and several social media platforms are filled with a lot of wishes from fans across the World. Few of them have been posting the quotes he used to say in several presentations. Ganguly is one among the five Indians to post over 10k runs in ODI format of the game. His opening stints with Sachin Tendulkar has a separate significance and a fanbase too.
Being away from IPL for some time, this year he engaged as a mentor for the junior Delhi Capitals side. This made the fans so crazy as he and Ricky Ponting believed as two of the best skippers of last decade work together for a league. His contribution as the President of Bengal cricket association deserves special mention.
He is currently as part of ICC commentary panel for the World Cup 2019. A lot of his former teammates have been sharing their memorable pics in the social media and currently trending on Twitter.
Cricfit wishes Ganguly a very happy birthday and a successful year ahead.
Here are a few of them :
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 ! pic.twitter.com/Dcgj9jrEUE
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 8, 2019
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 8, 2019
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 8, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 8, 2019
— ICC (@ICC) July 8, 2019
Happy Birthday Dadi! From playing with you in our Under-15 days to now commentating with you. It’s been quite a journey. Have a great year ahead! pic.twitter.com/Ijnder6RJN
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 8, 2019
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 8, 2019
Happiest birthday to one of the most dynamic leaders and batsmen of his time, @SGanguly99. Wish you loads of happiness, Dada!
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) July 8, 2019
A Champion is defined not by their Wins but by how they can recover when they Fall :- Serena Williams This quote suits dada perfectly. Thank u dada @SGanguly99 for inspiring millions of sportsperson across globe. Happy returns of d day 2 u 🎂🍰Hav a great one. God bless u always pic.twitter.com/KbLwY4i0nQ
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) July 8, 2019
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 8, 2019
Happy Birthday to a man who brought about a fantastic transition in Indian cricket, a brilliant leader who backed guys he believed in to the fullest . But aise kaun chadhta hai , Dada @SGanguly99 #HappyBirthdayDada pic.twitter.com/tuOwPejGm1
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 8, 2019
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 8, 2019
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 8, 2019
Happy birthday Dada, you've always been an inspiration for me and all the youth out there 🙏 @SGanguly99
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) July 8, 2019
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) July 8, 2019
On Thursday 20th June 1996 he strolled out onto the Lord’s outfield for his Test debut, by Saturday he had written his name into cricketing history.
— Lord's Cricket Ground 🏏 (@HomeOfCricket) July 8, 2019
Happy birthday Dada! 🎂
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) July 8, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) July 8, 2019
— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) July 8, 2019
— RIDHIMA PATHAK (@PathakRidhima) July 8, 2019
— Ashoke Dinda (@dindaashoke) July 8, 2019
Cricketing Legend ✅
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) July 8, 2019
Happy Birthday @SGanguly99 ..A great competitor and one of the finest left handers the game has had. Have a good one.
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) July 8, 2019
A very happy birthday to someone I have known and admired for many years. @SGanguly99. Place in history. Place in the future.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 8, 2019
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) July 8, 2019
Wishing one of my all time favourites @SGanguly99 a very happy birthday !
I recall his master strokes that are now legendary cricket tales amongst the new gen of cricketers!
Enjoying your commentary till we meet again 😎 pic.twitter.com/7Z1JNNkge5
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 8, 2019
— SPN- Sports (@SPNSportsIndia) July 8, 2019
— Mimssi (@mimichakraborty) July 8, 2019
Wishing a very Happy Birthday to one of the greatest cricketers and leaders to have ever played for India. Have a good one Dada. @SGanguly99
— Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) July 8, 2019
— rajchoco (@iamrajchoco) July 8, 2019
The rise of Indian cricket team from ashes was because of an aggressive leader who showed the world not to mess with his team thank you Dada 🙏🏼… wish you a very happy birthday @SGanguly99 sir #HappyBirthdayDada pic.twitter.com/mmBWin5cDj
— Sai Dharam Tej (@IamSaiDharamTej) July 8, 2019
— Jeet Gannguli (@jeetmusic) July 8, 2019
If a Tiger ever walks into the ground, the stands will still cheer one name – Dada. One of the best men the game of cricket ever had, a very happy birthday to you @SGanguly99. I find myself the luckiest to be a part of this frame at Lord’s. #HappyBirthdayDada pic.twitter.com/GFnmgi77OY
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) July 8, 2019
Happy Birthday #Dada !! Listen in !! @SGanguly99 tells me why he backed the youngsters and shares an interesting anecdote about @virendersehwag !! The Leader and his vision #HappyBirthdayDada #Ganguly #SouravGanguly #CricketWithMKV #Throwback pic.twitter.com/bXzGIZO7EO
— Mikkhail Vaswani (@MikkhailVaswani) July 8, 2019
424 International matches 🙌
18,575 International runs 👏
1 Dada 😎
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) July 8, 2019
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) July 8, 2019
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) July 8, 2019
— Youth Congress (@IYC) July 8, 2019
— subhashree ganguly (@subhashreesotwe) July 8, 2019
.@SGanguly99 happy bday! Will see you once you reach Manchester tonight and must have the cake together. Have a great day and a great year.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) July 8, 2019
Happy birthday dada!!!! You have been the greatest pillar to Indian cricket!!! Thanks for your guidance towards everything!!! A true legend who has made some golden memories 🙏🙏🙏 May god shower lots of blessings and love! @SGanguly99 pic.twitter.com/VqkDLsOhzm
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) July 8, 2019
Sourav Ganguly in World Cups 🔥 🔥 🔥
⭐ 1006 runs in 21 matches
⭐ Highest score by an Indian (183 in 1999)
⭐ Three centuries in a single edition (2003)
What a player! Happy Birthday, Dada! pic.twitter.com/edXqbGueNY
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 8, 2019
— Kabir Duhan Singh (@Kabirduhansingh) July 8, 2019
Happy Birthday to @SGanguly99, a stylish left hand batsman and one of the best captains who stood by his men through thick and thin. His knowledge of the game has made him a good commentator and an unbiased thinker of the game. pic.twitter.com/yBUfW6GJrS
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) July 8, 2019
— Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) July 8, 2019
To the Prince of Kolkata a.k.a Dada and one of the finest captains India has seen…
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) July 8, 2019
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) July 8, 2019
Ganguly was the guy who brought Indian Cricket from a phase where its medium fast bowlers apologized to the batsman for bowling a bouncer
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) July 8, 2019
We can't forget the days you made us believe we can beat any team in the world. That foundation and belief is doing wonders till today. Wish you good luck and a very Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly 👏👍🙏 #HappyBirthdayDada pic.twitter.com/Cn0wpiOLqs
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) July 7, 2019
Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly pic.twitter.com/eSTWrtK8Sk
— CricFit (@CricFit) July 8, 2019