It is Sourav Ganguly’s 44th birthday today and wishes came in from all arenas’ for the former Indian Cricket Team Captain.
An aggressive player in his days, had a Twitter trending on this occasion with A�’#HappyBirthdayDada.’ Well, and rightly so for he has been India’s most successful captain, second only to MS Dhoni.
Fans, followers and friends all too to Twitter to wish the cricket star, the first amongst them being India’s new head coach Anil Kumble, also Dada’s team mate during playing days.
Happy birthday @SGanguly99! May the almighty shower lots of love and blessings!
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India’s powerhitting opener Virender Selwag also wished his former captain:
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Wishes also came in from the official cricket board of India that is BCCI and it’s recently appointed chairman Anurag Thakur.
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Dada who hails from Kolkatta in West Bengal also received warm wishes from the state’s chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Birthday greetings to @SGanguly99 Wish you all the success and happiness in life
a�� Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) 8 July 2016
Ganguly’s fans also celebrated his birthday at the Behala residence of the ‘Prince of Kolkata’ by cutting cakes.
A 10-kg customised cake with photo of Ganguly talking on phone sitting on the Eden Gardens outfield was specially prepared by his fan club run by Santanu Saha Cricket Academy.
“We celebrate his birthday in a grand way since 2001 (when he beat Australia) and Ganguly always obliges by cutting the cake,” Santanu Saha said surrounded by Ganguly’s fans.