Sourav Ganguly has padded up for his pictorial innings on social media platform Instagram. On the occasion of his 47th birthday, the former Indian cricket captain and Padma Shri announced his entry to Instagram.
His Instagram account will be a window to his life, for cricket fans in India and around the world, Instagram parent body Facebook has stated in a Press release.
Revered as one of the greatest captains in the history of Indian cricket, Ganguly through Instagram aims to connect directly with his young fans, share memorable moments from his illustrious cricketing career, cheer for the Indian team as they play in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup and express his opinion on social causes, with Instagram’s 1 billion strong global community.
“Reinvention is constantly required in cricket, as it is required in life. From leading India on the field, to commentary, to advising an IPL team, to now joining Instagram, I continue being connected with people who’re passionate about this amazing sport. I hope to engage with young fans by sharing valuable insights on cricketing events and encourage them to join me in causes close to my heart,” Ganguly has stated.
Welcoming him to the Instagram community, Manish Chopra, Director and Head of Partnerships, Facebook India, said, “Enabling expression and fostering connections are at the heart of Instagram, and for public figures like Sourav Ganguly, the community serves as another creative outlet that enables them to directly engage with their fans. We are thrilled to welcome him to Instagram and look forward to seeing him share his passions and engage with the community.”
Ganguly joins a long list of eminent personalities from Bengal who are present on Instagram to engage with their fans. This illustrious club includes Nusrat Jahan, Jeet, Ritabhari Chakraborty and Mimi Chakraborty.
Saurav already has a strong Facebook community of over 600,000 people while he is followed by over 42 lakh fans on Twitter.