Twitter Goes Berserk As Sourav Ganguly Set To Become BCCI President
The former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has always been the saviour of the Indian cricket. Firstly, he took captaincy for India when it was in a poor state with match-fixing allegations. Now, once again, he is all set to become the BCCI president when it hit an all-time low. Meanwhile, fans are elated with the news, as they want to see him attaining the new role.
Sourav Ganguly – One Of India’s Successful Skippers:
When Ganguly took over as India captain in 2000, Indian cricket was in muddy waters, picking up pieces after the match-fixing scandal. He drove Indian cricket to safety and instilled belief that India could win overseas. Once again, now, with BCCI’s influence significantly reduced at the ICC, the former skipper would like to show his class.Sourav Ganguly (Credits – Getty)
As per reports, he is expected to file his nomination on October 14, the deadline for that stage of the BCCI electoral process. Also, he is likely to be the lone candidate and hence, will get elected unopposed.
However, as things stand right now, it will only be a stint for 10 months at the top for Ganguly after which he will have to go in for a cooling-off period from July 2020 under the new rules.
The former India captain called it a “great feeling” to head the country’s cricket board. He added that it is an opportunity for him to do something at a time when its “image has got hampered quite a lot”. According to PTI, after a dramatic turn of events, Sourav Ganguly pipped Brijesh Patel to become the front-runner for the top BCCI job.
As the news of Ganguly being picked as the new head of BCCI broke on the Internet, the fans, remembering the golden days of Indian cricket, celebrated the announcement with immense joy.
Here are a few tweets:
That even speculation about #SouravGanguly becoming President of #BCCIPresident is creating an euphoria – isn't just a reflection of @SGanguly99's popularity but the overwhelming desire of Indian #Cricket Fans to get #BCCI out of the clutches of politicians and businessmen.
— GhoseSpot (@SandipGhose) October 14, 2019
The same BCCI once removed #SouravGanguly from Captaincy. Removed him from Playing 11. Now he is going to head BCCI. Lesson is when life slaps you with hard times, hit life back in swag like Dada.
— Debi (@WhoDebitara) October 14, 2019
Ravi Shastri right now#SouravGangulypic.twitter.com/7EFoZxk1Ra
— A man living on Earth® (@RishabPant777) October 14, 2019
He will now be #BCCI President.
The #Leader Never Quits they just finds a new way to contribute.#SouravGanguly#dadagiri#Dadapic.twitter.com/FafMGZMxks
— V I P E R (@Offl_TheViper) October 14, 2019
#SouravGanguly is my all time favorite Cricketer. It's very positive news for Cricket that He has become President of BCCI.
— प्रशान्त पटेल उमराव (@ippatel) October 14, 2019
Kids become coach of team,
Legends take control of BCCI.#SouravGanguly
— The Bong Head (@TheBongHead) October 14, 2019
Will #SouravGanguly becoming #BCCI president have any ramifications for #RaviShastri as coach. Widely speculated already…. Remember Dada will leave office two months before the T20 World Cup next year.
— G. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) October 14, 2019
Only 90's kids can understand the contribution of these legends in Indian cricket team. That too when no body was ready to take captaincy due to match fixing cases of indian team. Dada United the team and he is back. The new era of indian cricket has started. #SouravGangulypic.twitter.com/d7LgCM1UZp
— VIPin Tripathi (@vipin3195) October 13, 2019
Started from Cover Drive,
Captained in most crucial phase of Indian Cricket nurtured talents 2000-2005,
Fought against all odds,
Retired but not retired as he will now be BCCI President.
LEADER Never Quits they just finds a new way to contribute.#SouravGanguly#BCCI#Leaderpic.twitter.com/zeSZ6BroJ3
— Manish (@IManish311) October 13, 2019
Player – Captain – commentator – BCCI President
— Prasanth Bhaskar (@PrasanthBhaska2) October 14, 2019
The man who changed Indian cricket, #SouravGanguly starting his second innings in BCCI. That aggression, practical knowledge of cricket is a great sign for Indian Cricket. pic.twitter.com/7lyUYqmGb0
— Srinivasan Rangarajan (@srinivas88) October 14, 2019
In kgf version…
Ganguly to #BCCI
"may I come in"#SouravGangulypic.twitter.com/cZan15KUyF
— ಅರು.@arvind (@Arvindrudnoor27) October 13, 2019
When You Realise, "The End is Near"#SouravGanguly#BCCIpic.twitter.com/VlMsuS6eQO
— Dipta Decorous (@iamDipta) October 13, 2019