Sourav Ganguly’s birthday: Yuvraj Singh wishes the former India captain’s birthday | Cricket News

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Former India captain and current Chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly, turned 50 on Friday and well wishes are pouring in on social media for ‘Dada’. Ganguly is credited with creating a formidable line-up and under his guidance India beat Australia in the 2001-02 Border-Gavaskar Trophy and the team engineered an against-all-odds victory at the Gardens of Eden after Australia would have asked the hosts to follow-on. Ganguly had also led India to the 2003 World Cup final, where they lost to Ricky Ponting’s Australia in the summit clash.

Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh led Ganguly’s birthday greetings, calling him a “great friend” and “a hard-hitting captain”.

Ganguly has represented India in 113 Tests and 311 ODIs, scoring 18,575 runs across all formats. He had led India in 195 games across all formats and managed to win 97 of them.

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Ganguly had made his Test debut against England in the summer of 1996, scoring a century in his first Test at Lord’s. The left-handed hitter also scored a century on his second Test.

As soon as Dada became the skipper, he started nurturing new talent and it is a testament to his leadership that Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammad Kaif, MS Dhoni and Zaheer Khan all emerged with Ganguly as skipper.

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Ganguly had first led India to the final of the 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy.

Ganguly is currently president of the BCCI. It was under Ganguly’s tenure as BCCI chairman that India played their first-ever day-night Test match against Bangladesh at the Gardens of Eden in 2019.

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