Yuvraj Singh tweeted on Friday to congratulate former captain Sourav Ganguly for his election as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Singh tweeted, "Greater the man greatest the journey! Frm IndianCaptain to @BCCI president. Think it will b a gr8 insight 4 a cricketer to be an administrator & make others understand admin frm a players point of view Wish u were d president while d yoyo was in demand good luck dadi @SGanguly99."
Greater the man greatest the journey! Frm IndianCaptain to @BCCI president.Think it will b a gr8 insight 4 a cricketer to be an administrator & make others understand admin frm a players point of view Wish u were d president while d yoyo was in demand😂good luck dadi👊@SGanguly99— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 18, 2019
This has come after five days of Sourav Ganguly's election to the top post of the world's richest cricket body. The decision after a marathon 5-hour long meeting of key BCCI stakeholders including the likes of Union Minister of State Anurag Thakur and ex-BCCI boss N Srinivasan. Ganguly was unanimously elected after last-minute parleys between various factions. He will formally take over from CK Khanna in BCCI’s annual general meeting on October 23.
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar had on Tuesday congratulated Sourav Ganguly on his unanimous election to the post of BCCI president. The former batsmen took to Twitter and extended his best wishes 'to the new team that will take charge'.
During his playing days, Sourav Ganguly, who is nicknamed as 'Dada' was arguably one of the best and the finest captains in the history of Indian cricket having scored 11,363 runs in 311 One-Day internationals at an average of 41.02 and nearly helping India win the 2003 World Cup. His election was widely welcomed by different sections of media, cricket and politics.