New Delhi: Former Indian captain and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is celebrating his 48th birthday today. Affectionately known as Dada, he is an Indian cricket administrator, commentator and former national cricket team captain who is the 39th and current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Born on July 8, 1972, Sourav Ganguly turned 48 on Wednesday. The former India cricket captain is currently BCCI’s chief.
Ganguly is credited with bringing about a revolution in the Indian team, and many players who went on to become legends for the team, made their debut under the captaincy of ‘Dada’.
Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, and MS Dhoni are some of the players who were given their first international game by Sourav Ganguly.
Ganguly represented India in 113 Tests and 311 ODIs by scoring 7213 and 11363 runs respectively. Added to that there have been some memorable knocks during his stellar career that helped India register memorable victories.