Former India captain Sourav Ganguly turns 46 today. Known as 'Dada', Ganguly is remembered as one of the finest captains in world cricket with a distinct style and immense cricketing knowledge.
Often credited for changing the face of Indian cricket - Ganguly is also responsible for giving Indian cricket a plethora of future stars like – Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and MS Dhoni who went on to make it big at the international arena.
Thus on his special day, his former teammates didn't miss a chance to make the occasion more memorable. Ex-India opener Sehwag who credits Dada for believing in his abilities and resurrecting his career by promoting him to open the innings wrote on Twitter in his familiar witty style: "Step 1-Wake up, blink your eyes twice & dance down the track Step 2-Smash the bowler & at times even spectators(no violence intended) Step 3-Swing not only the ball but also ur hair,bowl ur heart out Step 4-Celebrate like no one’s watching To a wonderful man, #HappyBirthdayDada."
Step 1-Wake up, blink your eyes twice & dance down the track— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 8, 2018
Step 2-Smash the bowler & at times even spectators(no violence intended)
Step 3-Swing not only the ball but also ur hair,bowl ur heart out
Step 4-Celebrate like no one’s watching
To a wonderful man,
Wishes from other ex-cricketers who played under and with him like Mohammed Kaif, VVS Laxman, Pragyan Ojha and others are continuously pouring in. Let's have a look:
Happy Birthday to one of the most inspiring man, the man who changed the face and attitude of Indian Cricket. Aise bhi koi chadhta hai kya @SGanguly99 dada !#HappyBirthdayDada , have a great life ahead pic.twitter.com/KjiggQcAuS— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 8, 2018
Happy birthday tiger @SGanguly99 wishing you all the happiness 🙏🤗— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 8, 2018
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) July 8, 2018
One of the first daring personalities in the world of cricket, who took the Indian Team to great heights agression and passion for the game and my 1st Indian Captain who I played under. Happy Birthday, @SGanguly99! #HappyBirthdayDada pic.twitter.com/ykp6Ss4gAY— R P Singh (@rpsingh) July 8, 2018
Ganguly's former IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders too wished him on the occasion:
Current India cricketer Suresh Raina who made his debut under the left-hander tweeted: