Editorial: A true legend

Former Indian captain and president of Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly turned 48 today. Ganguly has played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs in which he scored 7,212 and 11,363 runs respectively.

Touted to be one of the best captains the country has ever produced, Ganguly is widely credited for making India an aggressive side and instilling belief in the team that they could win overseas conditions as well.

Tendulkar extended his birthday wishes to his former opening partner. ‘Happy birthday Dadi! Hope our off-field partnership keeps going strong like our on-field ones. Wish you a blessed year ahead,’ Tendulkar said on Twitter.

‘Many more happy returns of the day Sourav Ganguly. May you taste ever more success and receive more and more love. Have a great day and year ahead’, said VVS Laxman.

From a fine batsman to an outstanding captain and now leading Indian cricket on the whole, Ganguly meant business. He took Indian cricket to new heights. Ganguly has achieved a lot. He was the third-fastest to 10,000 ODI runs. Holds the record for the highest individual score in CWC for India. He has captained India to 11 wins in 28 overseas Tests.


NT Bureau