Never miss a great news story!
Get instant notifications from Economic Times
AllowNot now

You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

Cheers to Ganguly! Tendulkar congratulates 'Dadi' for BCCI role; Sehwag calls it a 'great sign'

Tendulkar earlier revealed that he was the only one who used to address Ganguly as 'Dadi'.

ET Online and Agencies|
Oct 16, 2019, 05.15 PM IST
ET Random Collage - 2019-10-16T171220.022
Ganguly filed his nomination at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Monday and is set to be elected unopposed to the post of BCCI President on October 23.
Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, on Tuesday, took to Twitter to congratulate former skipper Sourav Ganguly, who is set to be appointed as next BCCI chief.

On the microblogging platform, India's master blaster expressed confidence in 'Dadi' by saying that he is sure that his former partner on the pitch will serve Indian cricket well.

"Congrats on being elected the BCCI President, Dadi. I am sure you will continue to serve Indian cricket like you always have! Best wishes to the new team that will take charge," he tweeted.

Earlier, Tendulkar revealed that he was the only cricketer in the team who used to address Ganguly -- who is fondly called 'Dada' -- as 'Dadi'.

Other members of the cricket fraternity who were all praises for Dada were Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman. Sehwag hailed Dada's appointment as a 'great sign' for Indian cricket. Laxman, too, said that he is confident that Indian cricket will prosper under Ganguly's leadership.

Ganguly filed his nomination at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Monday and is set to be elected unopposed to the post of BCCI President on October 23.

However, his appointment will be a short one as he will have to go in for a cooling off period from September 2020, under the new rules.

The BCCI elections are scheduled to be held on October 23 but with Ganguly being the only candidate to file his nomination for the top post of Indian cricket, he is set to be elected unopposed.

Earlier in the day, BCCI Electoral Officer N Gopalaswami has validated the application for various post after scrutinising the nominees' applications.

Any application can be withdrawn between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm on October 16. The electoral officer will declare the list of contesting candidates by 5:00 pm on Wednesday.

Author, Investor, Commentator: The Many Shades Of Cricket Legend Sourav Ganguly

of 5
Play Slideshow

Happy Birthday, Dada

8 Jul, 2019
'Prince of Kolkata' and 'God of off-side' are just phrases that try to define the legend that Sourav Ganguly is. Fondly known as 'Dada', Ganguly is considered as one of the greatest captains in the history of Indian cricket. An incredibly-gifted player, Ganguly's 16-year cricketing career boasts of 311 ODIs where he scored 11,363 runs. The man who stands as the third-highest run-scorer for India in ODIs, has 22 centuries and 72 half-centuries in his name, in the limited-overs format. The former skipper, who hung his boots from the game in 2008, has groomed several of India's finest players including Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Virender Sehwag. After quitting the game 11 years ago, Dada went on to make his mark in other fields of life. Today, as the legend of Indian cricket turns 47, here's a peek at what Dada did after retiring from all forms of cricket.

Want stories like this in your inbox? Sign up for the daily ET Panache newsletter.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.
Download The Economic Times Business News App for the Latest News in Business, Sensex, Stock Market Updates & More.

Other useful Links

Follow us on

Download et app

Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service