It has been often said that the history of Indian cricket can be divided in two phases: ‘Before Ganguly’ and ‘After Ganguly’. Such is the enigma surrounding one of the best captains of the Indian cricket team.
Some call him ‘Dada’, some call him ‘The God of Offside’, some call him ‘The Bengal Tiger’ and some call him ‘Prince of Kolkata’. His talent, leadership, thirst for victory and determination have earned him many titles.
What do other cricketers have to say about him?
Nasser Hussain: “He is painfully arrogant. And that’s the best thing that happened to Indian cricket. Without him, Indian cricket would have been the same old giants getting bullied by a 5th grade student from Australia”He is painfully arrogant. And that’s the best thing that happened to Indian cricket. Without him, Indian cricket would have been the same old giants getting bullied by a 5th grade student from Australia - Former England Captain Nasser Hussain Click To Tweet
In the words of The Wall:On the offside, first there is God then Ganguly. - Rahul Dravid #ACenturyIsNotEnough Click To Tweet
From keeping the opposing captain waiting at the toss, to playing verbal and mental games, he was a master at the art of gamesmanship. - Kumar Sangakkara Click To Tweet He is a brilliant player and definitely a force to reckon with! - Wasim Akram #ACenturyIsNotEnough Click To Tweet
Leaves no doubt as to why he is called ‘The Warrior Prince’. It is not just anybody who earns the praises and respect of his rivals and competitors. Not just anybody can become the ‘Dada’ of Indian cricket!
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