Kolkata: Former Indian cricketer and skipper of national cricket team Sourav Ganguly popularly known as Dada is celebrating his 44th birthday today.
Many celebrities from cricket world have wished Sourav on his birthday on their twitter account.
Ganguly, has made his test debut with a century at Lords ground in 1996, went on to claim 11 wins from 28 test cricket matches.
Dada who has secured 7213 runs in just 113 tests and 11,363 runs from 311 ODIs.
Ganguly also leads team India in the finals of ICC Champions Trophy in 2001 during their Sri Lanka tour and ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa during 2003.
The cricketers who send wishes to Ganguly were skipper Mahindra Singh Dhoni, chief coach Anil Kumble and former test opener Verandra Sehwag. Apart from this he has received wishes from BCCI members and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee.
The twits are as follows: #HappyBirthdayDada’ trended on Twitter for the former batsman, who was the most successful Indian captain before the feat was surpassed by the present limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
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Indian head coach Anil Kumble, a former teammate and captain, was among the first to wish Ganguly on his official twitter handle, “‘Happy birthday @SGanguly99! May the almighty shower lots of love and blessings!'”
Former Test opener Virender Sehwag, who feels Ganguly sacrificed the opening slot for him, also followed suit: ‘HappyBirthdayDada @SGanguly99. May you keep on helping India wave our flag high,just like u waved ur shirt at Lords.’
Ganguly’s another famous teammate Yuvraj Singh also wished “cricket’s biggest Dada”.
“Sourav Ganguly is the one who asked Virender Sehwag to open the batting in Test Cricket and rest is history…”
“Here’s wishing a very Happy Birthday to former #TeamIndia captain @SGanguly99 #HappyBirthdayDada,” the BCCI wrote in its official Twitter handle.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also wished Ganguly on twitter. “Wish you all the success and happiness in life.”