The God of Off-side,Prince of Calcutta or fondly called as Dada by loving fans.Whether you love him or hate him but you cant ignore him! He believed in playing fearless cricket and led the team towards impeccable success and glory. Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to Sourav Ganguly!
Once Nasser Hussein acknowledged Dada , “He is painfully arrogant, and it’s the best thing that has happened to Indian cricket. Without him, Indian cricket would have been the same old giants getting bullied by a 5th grade student from Australia.”
Here are some moments that reveal why Sourav Ganguly is loved by the internet!
#1. Under Sourav Ganguly’s leadership, India won the NatWest trophy in 2002.
The image of Ganguly waving his shirt while letting out a loud roar remains one of the iconic moments of Indian cricket. Perhaps his most famous victory celebrations! twirling his shirt- standing in the Lord’s balcony!
#2. The swagger behind the microphone!
If Ganguly was a delight to watch on the field, his commentary stints since retirement have made him even more popular with the masses. When asked by Ravi Shastri why there is not a stand named after him at Eden Gardens, Dada smiled and replied : “The Entire Ground Belongs to me Ravi.”
#3. On India-Pakistan ‘Mauka’ ads :
Harsha Bhogle: “Have you seen the new ‘Mauka, mauka’ ad?”
Sourav Ganguly: “Yes I have seen that ad. And this ad will remain the same for next 10 to 12 years because Pakistan will never beat India in the World Cup!”
Hows that for confidence!?
#4. On Greg Chappell episode– When he tried to turn the team against Ganguly!
Rajdeep Sardesai: “Does Greg Chappell owe an apology to Indian cricket? To Sachin Tendulkar, to Sourav Ganguly, to Dravid?”
Sourav Ganguly: “He can call up Tendulkar or Dravid. But he dare not dial my number. If he is hearing this on TV, he dare not call Sourav Ganguly.”
#5. Geoffrey Boycott got a taste of his own medicine when he tried to needle the Prince of Kolkata.
#6. Dada summarizes the massive contribution of his teammate Rahul Dravid.
During India’s tour of England in 2011, the visiting side struggled. But Sachin Tendulkar failed to get going again but one Indian stood firm amidst the ruins and scored another beautiful hundred – Rahul Dravid.
David Lloyd: “The beauty of Indian batting is when someone like Tendulkar fails, someone else does it and this time it was Rahul Dravid.”
Sourav Ganguly: “This time? He has done it time and again. He has done it day in and day out for 15 years!”
#7. Nasser Hussain gets trolled by Dada while talking football!
Nasser Hussain: “When can I see India playing in a football World Cup?”
Sourav Ganguly: “If India had played World Cup football for 50 years, then they would have qualified one or two times for the finals — unlike England!”
Oh That Hurt!
#8. Shows Ravi Shastri his place by backing team-mate Anil Kumble!
“I have an advice for him (Ravi ). When the coach of India is selected and it’s one of the most important jobs in cricket, he should be in front of the committee giving his presentation and not sit in Bangkok on holiday and make a presentation on camera especially when someone who is one of the greatest cricketers of India showed up and presented his plans for two hours nearly, Anil Kumble.”
Hope you guys enjoyed his Awesomeness!
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