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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

Sourav Ganguly’s response to Harbhajan Singh’s congratulatory tweet will transport you to the 2000s

Giving a clear indication that he is open to suggestions from his former teammates, Sourav Ganguly stated that he would need the support of Harbhajan Singh when the latter congratulated him for being elected unopposed (elections pending) as the president of BCCI.

cricket Updated: Oct 16, 2019 18:06 IST
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Hindustan Times
An overjoyed Sourav Ganguly celebrates with Harbhajan Singh after India’s miraculous come from behind win in the 2nd Test match against Australia at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
An overjoyed Sourav Ganguly celebrates with Harbhajan Singh after India’s miraculous come from behind win in the 2nd Test match against Australia at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.(Getty Images)
         

Sourav Ganguly’s impending election as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India has left a lot of his former teammates elated. Twitter has been buzzing with congratulatory messages from the cricketing fraternity. The latest Indian cricketer to wish Ganguly on his elevation is off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who was one of the key members of the Indian team that blossomed under Ganguly’s leadership .

Harbhajan took to Twitter on Wednesday and wrote, “You are a leader who empower others to be a leader congratulations @SGanguly99 for becoming @BCCI president..I wish you all the best going forward..” 

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Harbhajan played a pivotal role in India’s home series win over Steve Waugh’s all-conquering Australian side in 2001 and cemented his place in the team. He was India’s lead spinner ahead of Anil Kumble in the 2003 ICC World Cup campaign, where India reached the final under Ganguly’s captaincy.

Ganguly responded to Harbhajan’s tweet by asking for his support. The tweet brought back a sense a nostalgia for Indian cricket fans, who have seen the duo combine on the pitch to script many triumphs for Team India. “Thank u bhajju ...need your support in the same manner as u bowled from one end for india to win matches ..,” wrote Ganguly. 

Ganguly is set to be elected unopposed to the post of BCCI president during the board’s Annual General Meeting on October 23rd.