Mumbai, July 08: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is celebrating his 46th birthday today. Known for his exquisite strokeplay - especially on the off-side - he is also India's second-most successful skipper behind MS Dhoni.
Be it Tests or ODIs, Ganguly left an indelible imprint on both formats of the game and won a number of matches for his nation.
Virender Sehwag, a teammate during his playing days, wished Ganguly in a style that is fitting for both Sehwag’s Twitter persona and Ganguly’s heroics as a batsman.
“Step 1-Wake up, blink your eyes twice & dance down the track. Step 2-Smash the bowler & at times even spectators(no violence intended). Step 3-Swing not only the ball but also ur hair,bowl ur heart out. Step 4-Celebrate like no one’s watching. To a wonderful man, #HappyBirthdayDada” wrote Sehwag in a tweet adjoined with images of Ganguly to illustrate each step of the way.
'Dada' as he is nicknamed was also one of the finest batsmen of his time with drives through the offside being his trademark shot.
Rahul Dravid once said, "On the offside, first there is God, then Sourav Ganguly!" which would be an accurate description of Ganguly's exploits.
Step 1-Wake up, blink your eyes twice & dance down the track— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 8, 2018
Step 2-Smash the bowler & at times even spectators(no violence intended)
Step 3-Swing not only the ball but also ur hair,bowl ur heart out
Step 4-Celebrate like no one’s watching
To a wonderful man,