Sourav Ganguly at Lord’s: Dada gets very emotional coming to Lord’s, check what he has shared – Former India captain and the President of BCCI Sourav Ganguly is present at the Lord’s Cricket Stadium on Thursday to watch India take on England in the second Test of the five-match Test. Sourav has very fond memories of Lord’s ground, right from making an Test debut to removing his shirt from the balcony after winning the Newest Trophy. It is the same ground where Ganguly played his debut Test match and scored a century on debut. Sourav is now back at Lord’s but this time as an administrator. Sourav got emotional and shared a photomontage of four photos with a beautiful caption.
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Sourav Ganguly took to his Instagram and wrote,” Came here as player first in 1996 ..and then as captain..enjoyed the game at lord’s today as an administrator…india was and is in a good position all the times ..this game of cricket is majestic.”
The photo that he shared show four stages of Ganguly’s life. First one is when he announced himself in international cricket with a century on debut at the historic ground of Lords’s. In the second photo, he can be seen in a blue blazer, which captains wear at the time of toss in the England Tes series. The third photo is of India’s historic win at Natwest Trophy, Ganguly can be seen lifting the trophy. While the fourth and the last photo is clicked today.
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Sourav Ganguly at Lord’s: Ganguly the Batsman
Ganguly made his Test debut against England in the Second Test of a three-match series at Lord’s Cricket Ground alongside Rahul Dravid. Ganguly scored a century, becoming only the third cricketer to achieve such a feat on debut at Lord’s. Ganguly went on to play 113 Tests for India in which he scored 7212 runs with the help of 16 centuries and 35 fifties. With his medium-pace bowling, he also took 32 wickets. In the ODIs, Ganguly scored 11363 in 311 matches with the help of 22 hundred and 72 fifties.
Sourav Ganguly at Lord’s: Ganguly the captain
In 2000, Ganguly was named the captain of the Indian cricket team. The decision was spurred due to Tendulkar stepping down from the position for his health, and Ganguly being the vice-captain at that time. He began well as a captain, leading India to a series win over South Africa in the five-match one-day series and led the Indian team to the finals of the 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy.
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Sourav Ganguly at Lord’s: BCCI President Sourav Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly was elected as a president of the BCCI in 2019 and President of the Editorial Board with Wisden India. Before being elected as the President of BCCI, he was the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal, the governing body for cricket in West Bengal, India. Since 2019, India has reached the semifinal of the 2019 World Cup and the final of the World Test Championship. Many cricket pundits feel that the conduct of activities and communication between players and board has got easier since arrival of Sourav Ganguly.
Jay Shah was seen seated alongside England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chief Executive Tom Harrison in the stands while Ganguly was seen having a conversation with England legend Geoffrey Boycott.