One of the Indian cricket’s most iconic personalities, Sourav Ganguly celebrates his 47th birthday. Born on July 8, 1972, he is affectionately known as Dada.
With his unparallel leadership, aggressive approach and unmatched batting skills, he became the face of Indian cricket.
Ganguly’s famous ‘shirt-less’ celebration at Lords after India’s stumping win over England in 2002 to win the 5- match One Day Internationals (ODI) is fondly remembered by every Indian cricket fan.
During a 12-year long career, he played 311 ODIs, scoring 11,363 runs. He is currently the third-highest run-scorer for India in ODIs, and eighth-highest in the world.
Sourav Ganguly retired from all formats of cricket in 2008, scoring a formidable 85 in his final test match against Australia.
On the 47th birthday of the tiger of Bengal, let’s look at the rare pictures of legendary former Indian captain: