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Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly ticks another year and is getting birthday greetings from the cricketing family. But it seems former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, like always has stolen the show. Sehwag’s 4-step guide for ‘Dada’, as he was fondly known is bang on. Both the cricketers know each other well as they played together for over a decade. Also Read - Virender Sehwag Uses Hilarious Viral Meme to Praise Rishabh Pant's 3rd Test Century | POST
Here is what Sehwag wrote for his ex-captain. His tweet read, “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.” Also Read - Bishan Singh Bedi Health Update: 'Doing Fine' After Bypass Surgery, Ex-Cricketer Expected to be Released Soon
There are four pictures which describe different aspects of the cricketer who was also known as the ”Prince of Calcutta”. A title they say he received from Geoffrey Boycott.
It was Ganguly, who took over the reigns of Indian cricket from Mohammed Azharuddin, those were the dark days of Indian cricket. The match-fixing cloud hovered over the Indian team and fans lost faith and trust from their loved cricketers. It has to be said Ganguly changed things for the better and the significant 2001 victory over Australia at Eden Gardens is what changed Indian cricket forever.
Here are some of the records held by Sourav Ganguly –
1000+ ODI Runs in a Calendar Year: 6 Times
1000+Winning Cause ODI Runs in a Calendar Year : 3 Times
Most ODI Runscorer in the World in 1997, 1999 and 2000
1000+ Runs in ICC WC
Ganguly then led India to the cusp of winning the 2003 World Cup, only to emerge second best against Australia. It also has to be said that Ganguly was responsible for tapping potential and backing them. Yuvraj, Zaheer, Harbhajan, MS Dhoni have all been products of Ganguly.