It’s not every day that one of the legends of Indian cricket turns a year older and we cannot contain our excitement!
There is no doubt that he was one of the finest captains that the Indian team has ever had, but he had made his mark both on and off the field and continues to be one of the most respected cricket personalities of all times.
In fact it’s not just us, but the entire international cricket fraternity has something to say about him! Let’s take a look:
“When you see an Indian side with Ganguly in the line-up, you know its game on. You don’t have to like or dislike him. You have to respect him.” ~ Steve Waugh
“He is a brilliant player and definitely a force to reckon with!” ~ Wasim Akram
“On the onside, first there is God, then Sourav Ganguly.”~ Rahul Dravid
“I can die for such a captain.” ~ Yuvraj Singh
“From keeping the opposition captain waiting at the toss, to playing verbal and mental games, he was a master at the art of gamesmanship.” ~ Kumar Sangakkara
“Sourav’s greatest strength is his mind. He is hardworking – not only in the nets but also mentally he bounces back.” ~ Sachin Tendulkar
“Sourav really is the best captain India has ever had.” ~ Kapil Dev
So, what does Ganguly have to say about himself?
Known for his wit and humor, once when Ravi Shastri asked him, “Shouldn’t there be a ‘Sourav Ganguly stand’ at Eden Gardens?”, Ganguly came back with one of his classics – “The entire ground belongs to me Ravi.”
Here’s wishing you a happy 47, Dada!