Sourav Ganguly To Be Elected As BCCI President: Netizens React
Former Indian captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president, Sourav Ganguly's election as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) remains a mere formality after Sunday's 5-hour long meeting of key BCCI stakeholders. Having scored 11,363 runs in 311 One-Day internationals at an average of 41.02 and nearly helping India win the 2003 World Cup, the swashbuckling left-handed batsman has no dearth of fans. Soon after this news went viral on social media, people could not contain their excitement and reacted instantly on social media.
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Here are some reactions to Ganguly's new role:
Many people lauded this development on the microblogging website Twitter.
@rroop_sarkar heartiest congratulation to Sourav Ganguly for being unanimously elected BCCI President . You have made India proud and we were proud of you !— Rroop Sarkar (@rroop_sarkar) October 14, 2019
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Sourav Ganguly all set to become new BCCI President.— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) October 13, 2019
Tomorrow is the last date to file nomination. No elections will be held as he has emerged as consensus candidate. Congrats Dada 👏🙌🙏 pic.twitter.com/7UrGZ7zVas
The former team director of Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders contended that Ganguly's appointment had secured the future of Indian cricket.
Indian cricket is already in excellent shape and if Sourav Ganguly leads them the way he led India in the early 2000s, the future looks secure as well.— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) October 14, 2019
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Furthermore, cricket statistician Mohandas Memon pointed out that the former Indian skipper would be the first test cricketer since Maharaja Kumar Vizianagaram to assume the mantle of BCCI's leadership.
The last Indian Test cricketer to become the BCCI President was Maharaja Kumar Vizianagaram who led India during three match Test series in England in 1936. He was president from 1954-56.— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 14, 2019
Also note Shivlal Yadav and Sunil Gavaskar were interim presidents in 2014.#Ganguly
Another Twitter user summed up Ganguly's cricketing journey by highlighting a video shot at the time of his being unceremoniously dropped from the Indian team in 2005 by former Indian coach Greg Chappell.
Make way for the New President of the BCCI !!!— SouravGangulyCo (@SouravGangulyCo) October 14, 2019
Maharaj 'Sourav Ganguly'
A Clip from 2008 when Dada was Dropped and 11 years later he is back 🙂 #WelcomebackDadapic.twitter.com/Kc9PS2hjDe
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