Dada, as he is sweetly called by his fans, the Prince of Calcutta, celebrates his birthday today. The 48-year-old cricketer has several other nicknames such as Maharaja, Bengal Tiger, The God of the Off Side, The Warrior Prince.
Cricketers like MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Virendra Sehwag made their debut under Ganguly’s leadership.
Once when Sourav was asked by Ravi Shastri, former Indian cricketer, why isn’t there a Sourav Ganguly stand in Eden Gardens?. Sourav had quite candidly responded, “The entire stadium belongs to me Ravi,”.
Few Quotes on his birthday by fellow cricketers
“Saurav’s Greatest Strength is his mind. He is hardworking not only in the nets but also mentally. He bounces back.”Sachin Tendulkar
“Saurav is a great captain and we should be proud of such a leader”Kapil Dev
“I can die for such a captain”Yuvraj Singh
“Let me be honest to tell you that on the TV Screen he looks different. He is a very warm person when you actually meet him.”M.S Dhoni
“On the onside, first there is God, then Saurav Ganguly”Rahul Dravid