Tendulkar, Kumble wish Sourav Ganguly a happy 43rd birthday

  • PTI, Kolkata
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2015 17:57 IST
Former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly unveils his own statue to celebrate his 43rd birthday at his Behala residence in Kolkata on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (PTI Photo)

Wishes poured in for former India captain Sourav Ganguly on the occasion of his 43rd birthday on Wednesday, as Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, the ICC, BCCI and others took to Twitter to congratulate 'Dada', as Ganguly is fondly known.

On the eve of his birthday, Ganguly had said about his plans for the occasion, "Nothing new... This time, I'm in Kolkata and will spend the time with my family."

Having represented the national cricket team in 113 Tests and 311 ODIs, Ganguly has been one of the most successful Indian captains. Leading the Men in Blue to the famous Natwest ODI series triumph in 2002, Ganguly was instrumental in instilling confidence and aggression in the Indian side -- a quality that was often perceived as being conspicuous by its absence until then.

Sachin Tendulkar, arguably India's favourite cricketer and Ganguly's India teammate for several years, wished Ganguly.

Anil Kumble, who also shared the Indian dressing room with the 'Prince of Kolkata', also tweeted his wishes.

The BCCI was early to wish its ex-captain a happy birthday.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) was another cricket governing body to express its wishes.

IPL franchises Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals also wished the left-handed batsman.

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