Former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly, mostly known as Dada takes over as the new BCCI president. He is the 39th BCCI president and is entrusted with the responsibility of heading The Indian National Team for the next 9 months.
Saurav Ganguly’s appointment was announced last week while Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah was made the secretary of the board. It’s not the first time that Dada is handed over such a huge responsibility. Ganguly took on the Captaincy during the dark days of Indian Cricket in the year 2000 following various match-fixing scandals and took them back to winning ways. Dada also created one of the best teams Indian Cricket has ever seen and laid the foundation for the success it has today. Hence he is the right man to take over.
Dada is loved by all the cricket fans around the world for his passion and admiration for the country. His appointment created a buzz among the fans but it was his blazer that he wore for the official announcement event that won everyone’s heart.
Ganguly donned the same blazer that was given to him during his appointment as captain, 19 years ago. While addressing the media he said, “This blazer was given to me when I was the Captain of India. So, I decided to wear it today. But, I didn’t realize it’s so loose.” Fans couldn’t stop but express their feelings over this sweet gesture by Dada and find him the perfect fit for the post.
Let’s hope we get to see a new era of cricket under Sourav Ganguly and wish his all the best for his tenure as the head of the India Cricket Team.