It’s not just about the thousands of runs, the many hundreds, gutsy off-drives or lofted sixes… Sourav Ganguly’s contribution to Indian Cricket cannot be measured in numbers.
Dada is best known for the way he transformed the Indian team into a single young and energetic unit hungry for victory right after the dark days of match-fixing.
Right from the selection meetings and on-ground matches to interviews and the commentary box, the Prince of Kolkata has certainly etched his name in the hearts of Indians with his never-say-die attitude.
We bring to you 14 instances of Ganguly’s DADAGIRI that won our hearts.
When police asked a bookie if Sourav Ganguly had any role in Match Fixing:
When a fan asked if Ganguly was writing his autobiography:
To Selectors reluctant to include Harbhajan Singh for the 2001 Ind-Aus Test series:
The story of the famous come-back
During an interview with Rajdeep Sardesai
Mocking the attendance during India vs Eng ODI at Perth
During 2010-11 Melbourne test, Sachin, Laxman and a few players were dismissed exactly how Ganguly predicted. On being asked how he was so accurate:
At a press conference before the 2001 Border-Gavaskar Test Series when the Aussies were on an unbeaten run of 15 consecutive test wins.
When Ganguly was adamant to have Kumble in the 2003-04 Indian tour to Australia:
Speaking about his famous shirtless act at the Lord’s Balcony
When Sachin’s second last test was scheduled in Kolkata
In the commentary box with former English Captain Nasser Hussain
In the commentary box with Ravi Shastri
During the First Test of the famous 2001 Border-Gavaskar Trophy:
That’s real dadagiri.
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