Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly: Twitteratti pours its wishes on the ‘Prince of Kolkata’

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly turned 45 on Saturday. Ganguly has been one of the most successful captains for India and is known for his leadership qualities. The left-handed batsman made his first Test appearance for India in 1996 against England at Lord's and scored a brilliant hundred during the course.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 8, 2017 2:11 pm
Sourav Ganguly, Ganguly birthday, Indian Express Sourav Ganguly has turned 45. (Source: Express Archive)

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly turned 45 on Saturday. On the joyous occasion wishes poured in for The ‘Prince of Kolkata’ from all parts of the country. Social media too buzzing with his birthday wishes. Ganguly has been one of the most successful captains for India and is known for his leadership qualities. The left-handed batsman made his first Test appearance for India in 1996 against England at Lord’s and scored a brilliant hundred in that match. From thereon there was no looking back.

While he stamped authority with his batting, Sourav also played a vital role in the resurgence of Indian cricket. Under him, India registered a berth in the final of Knockout tournament in 2000 and also went into the finals of the 2003 World Cup. Though they lost the final to New Zealand but his leadership skills impressed everybody.  In 2002 Ganguly led his side to a Champions Trophy win.  In 2003 edition of the ICC World Cup Ganguly and his side were runners-up. Meanwhile, here is a look at some of the wishes and what his colleagues and others have to say on his special day:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Param
    Jul 9, 2017 at 10:57 pm
    Thanks
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    Param
    Jul 9, 2017 at 10:56 pm
    Belated happy birthday....
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    Seshadri Iyer
    Jul 8, 2017 at 11:00 pm
    Many happy returns of the day to the royal bengal tiger of Indian and world cricket. The man who taught how to play the game with passion and displayed will to Win. Man who built the Indian cricket team brick by brick by backing talent vs quota. Sacrificed his batting in the larger interest of leading his country. Man who taught displayed leadership skills whilst at the helm. Take a bow Dada. Privileged to have grown up watching you. Many happy returns.
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    T DUTTA
    Jul 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm
    SOURAV GANGULY HAS THE SAME BIRTHDAY AS JYOTI BASU---IN 1996 SOURAV PLAYED IN HIS FIRST TEST MATCH-------IN 1996 MR JYOTI BASU ALMOST BECAME PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA[only his party did not agree]
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