Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly: India legend and BCCI President turns 48

Born on July 8, 1972, current BCCI chief and former India captain Sourav Ganguly turned 48 on Wednesday. Sourav Ganguly remains one of the world’s biggest cricket icons the game has ever known.

Geoffrey Boycott once called him ‘The Prince of Calcutta’. His parents nicknamed him ‘Maharaj’. Some labeled him the ‘Royal Bengal tiger’ for his temper, while some argued him to be the best Indian Cricket team captain ever. And most lovingly, he is known as ‘Dada’.

Making Steve Waugh wait for the toss or the shirtless celebration in the Lord’s balcony, everything the Prince of Kolkata has done is iconic and cherished to date.

‘God of offside’

Sourav Ganguly had a dream start to his career at the hallowed ground of Lord’s, where he scored a century on his Test debut and after that, he didn’t look back. Ganguly received the nickname God of offside’ due to his exemplary skill of playing shots on the off side.

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