Back in the early 2000s, there came a time when Indian cricket was going through its worst phase however, the entry of Sourav Ganguly as the captain of the Indian cricket team changed everything. From backing his players to restoring the faith of fans in cricket again, the contribution of Sourav Ganguly in Indian cricket can’t be expressed in words.
Fast forward to the present, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is going through the same situation and yet again Sourav Ganguly’s appointment as the president of BCCI comes as a refreshing change. Dada is all set to transform the image of BCCI. Talking to India Today, the former skipper said:
“Whether you are elected unopposed or otherwise, it’s a big responsibility because it is the biggest organization in the world of cricket. India is a powerhouse. It will be a challenge.”
Sourav Ganguly who will now be stepping into the shoes of the President of BCCI will have to demit his post of the President of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). Talking about the same he said:
“That’s the rule. So we will have to deal with it. My first priority will be to look after first-class cricketers”.
Apart from restoring the shattered image of BCCI, Sourav Ganguly revealed that his main and foremost goal will be to take care of Ranji Trophy cricket and the cricketers’ financial interest, he revealed:
“I had requested the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and they have not listened. Ranji Trophy cricket will be the focus. To take care of cricketers’ financial interest.”
Ever since the news of Sourav Ganguly’s appointment as the president of BCCI has come out, Sourav Ganguly is trending on social media specially on Twitter. The hashtag “Dada Is Back” is trending on twitter ever since then.
Here, have a look at some of the reactions of twitterati:
#Dada ??? The person I started admiring since 1998. My love and admiration for you never decreased a bit though you retired from field you are doing your bit in one way or the other.. time for re-entry at national arena #dadagiri #Dadaisback wish u all success @SGanguly99 Lvu pic.twitter.com/M9Anqsx1hN
— Theja (@thejakarumanchi) October 14, 2019
— Ranganath Kulkarni (@Rangapk) October 15, 2019
Only a 90's kids can understand the contribution of this man to the Indian Cricket.
Player. Captain. Commentator and now BCCI president. He deserves them all. Congratulations @SGanguly99 Dada ❤️?#SouravGanguly #DADAISBACK #Dadagiri #AbHarCupHumara pic.twitter.com/U60obzfiuk
— Richa Bhatia Malhotra (@RichaMMalhotra) October 14, 2019
— ???????? ????? ??? ?ⒻⒷ (@Pal_Prashant214) October 14, 2019
And Dadagiri begins again
— Tyler Durden (@TylerDurden_) October 15, 2019
— Prisilda ? (@nancy_prisilda) October 14, 2019
Congratulations and wish you all the best "@SGanguly99" for being elected as BCCI president ??
— Sreekanth Sompalli (@SreekanthSompal) October 14, 2019
— Shrabanti? (@Shraban07) October 14, 2019
One of the most happiest and memorable moment of my life, one of the greatest leader this world has ever produced is going to be the head of @BCCI, I wish in future we will be benefited of his leadership in Public life also. @SGanguly99 pic.twitter.com/CagDxZkfdd
— आशुतोष آشوتوش Ashutosh ?? (@_AshuTweets_) October 14, 2019
— Kamakshi Kaul (@kpnkaul) October 14, 2019
It was Long due !
— Niraj Singh नीरज ?? (@PatriotNiraj) October 14, 2019
— pawan yadav ?? (@p1styly) October 14, 2019
My Favorite?? Cricketer @SGanguly99
— KaLyan Naidu JSP ?✊✊ (@KaLyanLogisa) October 14, 2019
— Saurabh Bhosale – सौरभ भोसले (@rajee_96k) October 14, 2019
It was @SGanguly99 who backed @YUVSTRONG12 and @virendersehwag during his captaincy and made India a force to reckon with. Now as @BCCI president he’s gonna take Indian cricket to a place even beyond 2000’s @CricketAus #DADAISBACK #Dada #dadagiri https://t.co/Z1CPKE2kGl
— Sambit Kumar Mallik (@sambitmallik) October 14, 2019