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One of India's best captains Sourav Ganguly celebrates his 47th birthday on Monday. 'Dada' as he is fondly addressed led India from 2000-2005 as Indian Cricket witnessed a phenomenal rise in his captaincy.

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:

One of India's best captains Sourav Ganguly celebrates his 47th birthday on Monday. 'Dada' as he is fondly addressed led India from 2000-2005 as Indian Cricket witnessed a phenomenal rise in his captaincy. Under his leadership, India reached the finals of the ICC Knockout Trophy, emerged triumphant over England in the 2002 Natwest tri-series, were the joint winners of the ICC Champions Trophy in the same year, finished as the runners-up in the 2003 World Cup, drew the Test series in Australia in 2003-04 and beat Pakistan in a historic series the very same year.

As Dada turned 47, his team-mates came forward with their most fondest memories on social media.

Former Indian vice-captain Virender Sehwag came and wished Ganguly in a typical 'Sehwag' style.

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Cricketer-turned-commentator VVS Laxman wished Sourav more success and love. The ex-batsman also shared a pic of them after their famous win at Lord's on one side and both of them holding the ball as a part of their analysis on the other.

One of India's world-class fielders during his playing days, Mohammad Kaif hailed Dada as the man who brought about a fantastic transition in Indian cricket and also called him a brilliant leader who backed guys he believed in to the fullest.

Veteran pacer Ishant Sharma who had played along with Ganguly during his early days thanked him for his guidance towards everything.

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