Sourav Ganguly turns 45: Wishes pour in for `Dada`

| Updated: Jul 08, 2017 18:12 IST

New Delhi [India], July 8 (ANI): Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly turned 45 on Saturday and Twitter was flooded with wishes for one of nation's most successful captain. After making a sensational Test debut at the iconic Lord's Stadium in 1996, where he scored a century, Ganguly went on to lead Team India in 49 Tests and 147 ODIs. The left-hander is regarded as one of the most successful Indian captains and is often credited with changing the face of country's cricket. He scored 7212 runs in 113 Test matches at an average of 42.17. While, in ODI cricket, Ganguly made 11363 runs in 311 games. "Happy Birthday to one of India's finest cricketers, Sourav Ganguly!" tweeted ICC. "Happy Birthday, @SGanguly99. Here's wishing you a great year ahead #HappyBirthdayDada," said BCCI. "Whatever success I could achieve in Test Cricket,I truly attribute it to the wonderful support you gave me @SGanguly99 . #HappyBirthdayDada," wrote Virender Sehwag. "Wishing dearest @SGanguly99 many happy returns of the day lots of love dadi.," said Yuvraj Singh. "#HappyBirthdayDada. The Most Aggressive Captain Ever," tweeted Ravindra Jadeja. "#HappyBirthdayDada ,the man who brought about a great transition in Indian cricket. Forever a legend @SGanguly99 ! May you have a grt life (sic)," tweeted Mohammad Kaif, who played a key role in one of Ganguly's iconic victory at Lord's during Natwest final in 2001. "Many many happy returns of the day dada! Hope you continue to show direction to #bengal cricket as always! @SGanguly99 #HappyBirthdayDada," wrote Pragyan Ojha. "Happy birthday @SGanguly99 Have a gr8 day and a fruitful year dada," said VVS Laxman. "Happy birthday to the man who has given us innumerable moments to cherish. Happy birthday, @SGanguly99!" wrote Cheteshwar Pujara?. (ANI)