One of the finest left-handers of the modern era, a fearless captain and known for being a great leader-Sourav Ganguly turned 47 today. As the former batsmen rang in his birthday, his old colleague Sachin Tendulkar in an incredible throwback wish referred to him as 'Dadi' and wrote, "From playing with you in our Under-15 days to now commenting with you. It's been quite a journey.
In a recent interview, Tendulkar revealed that while everyone called former India captain Sourav Ganguly 'Dada', he was the only one who called him 'Dadi'. Sachin further revealed that when he met Ganguly for the first time in an Under-15 in Indore he filled his room with water as a prank while he was sleeping
Meanwhile, many netizens are also laughing along with Sachin Tendulkar as he referred to Ganguly as 'Dadi' in his Twitter post. Read some of the reactions below:
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 of 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.