Sourav Ganguly To Be Elected As BCCI President: Netizens React

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Author 2019-10-14 16:26:00

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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.

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The former team director of Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders contended that Ganguly's appointment had secured the future of Indian cricket.

Read: Sourav Ganguly's History In Indian Cricket Administration

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.

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.

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