Sourav Ganguly turned 46 on Sunday, just a day after another former India captain MS Dhoni turned 37. Two days and birthdays of two of the best captains that India has ever produced. ‘Dada’ as he is nicknamed was also one of the finest batsmen of his time with drives through the offside being his trademark shot. Virender Sehwag, a teammate during his playing days, wished Ganguly in unique 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” wrote Sehwag in a tweet adjoined with images of Ganguly to illustrate each step of the way.
Ganguly announced his Test arrival in style by scoring a century on debut at Lord’s and become the third highest run scorer overall for India with 18,575 runs. He holds the record for scoring India’s highest individual score, of 183 runs, at a World Cup. As a captain, Ganguly holds the record of being India’s most successful skipper overseas.