Sourav Ganguly, former Indian Captain popularly known as ‘DADA’ is one of the iconic figures of Indian Cricket and we can also call him the ‘Grandfather of Modern Indian Cricket.’ After the match-fixing scandal in mid-1990’s, Ganguly took over the reins of Indian Team and gradually make it one of the formidable teams in the coming years. With his off and on-field aggression and man-management skills, Ganguly bought himself the title of ‘DADA’ in Indian Cricket.
And now, after more than 10 years of his retirement, he is back again at the helm of the things. This time he has taken over the reins as BCCI president after an administrative emergency for years. This time he has greater responsibilities but lesser tension as Indian Cricket is going strong and he has time to brood over the nostalgic moments of his much-celebrated career.
Recently, Ganguly, going down the memory lane, reminisced his maiden outing in international Test cricket. That day Ganguly made it to the history books by hitting a century on debut against England at the Home of Cricket Lord’s Cricket Ground in June 1996.
In that match, Ganguly’s century made sure that India get into the lead after the England team put on 344 in their first innings. The left-hander, coming in at No.3, scored 131 runs off 310 balls with the help of 20 boundaries and helped India garner a healthy lead of 185 in first innings. Although the game ended up in a draw, the world witnessed a rise of tiger from the Bangla dens.
Sourav Ganguly uploaded a picture of that match on his twitter handle captioning it as, “Fantastic Memories.” In the photo he can be seen with another great of Indian Cricket, The Wall aka Rahul Dravid, who batted at number seven, scored 95 off 267 and was unlucky to miss out on his century.
However, Ganguly posted the photo without removing the logo of Getty images and Yuvraj Singh, the cricketer groomed by Ganguly himself, trolled the legendary cricketer on this occasion. Yuvraj funnily wrote, “Dada logo to hata lo! Your BCCI President now. Please be professional.”