Former Indian Skipper and captain Sourav Ganguly turned 47 on July 8. Wishing him on his birthday, former right-handed opening batsman Virender Sehwag posted the most memorable picture of Dada and wrote a special message. Ganguly who started his career with a century at the Lord's against England in 1996 is known for instilling into the Indian Team a belief that they can win the international matches. One of the most memorable picture of Ganguly's career is when he took off his t-shirt in the 2002 NatWest Trophy final at Lord's when India registered a surprise victory against England.
Posting the same picture, Sehwag said that Dada is the 56" Captain. He had a perfect mathematics for calling Ganguly a 56" Captain. He said that Ganguly is born on the eight day of 7th month in the year and has an average of the product of these two numbers.
Here's his special birthday message for Dada:
Known to be one of the most hated and most loved player in his times, Ganguly's career in the field spanned from his Test debut against England at Lord's on June 20, 1996 to his last IPL match at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on May 19, 2012. He is remembered for his back to back Test hundreds in 1996 against England and his opening innings with the God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar. His career has also been full of controversy, on eof the most striking being his frayed relation with team India's coach Greg Chappell. With a batting career in ODI of 11363 runs, Ganguly is known for his proficiency on the off side, and making Team India formidable at home and more than competitive overseas.
Here is the video of from Natwest Series where Ganguly took off his t-shirt:
Earlier, as another cricket legend Yuvraj Singh resigned, he said that Sourav Ganguly is his favourite captain, and expressed his gratitude towards the man who gave him his first break in cricket. Yuvraj Singh made his international debut under him in 2000 and rose to stardom in the Indian cricket team with 'Dada' at the helm. Singh said he enjoyed the most playing under Ganguly. The fact that Ganguly fought for his players, made the Indian team a strong unit was the thing he admired about him.
“Sourav Ganguly was very authoritative when it came to fighting for his players. He wanted certain players that he should back to build a team. Players like myself, Ashish Nehra, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh and Virender Sehwag. He built us guys together” he had said.