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Sourav Ganguly’s B’luru airport selfie wins crowd, CISF and Twitter!

The BCCI boss wrote that he was overwhelmed by the “love of people.”

ET Online|
Oct 31, 2019, 03.11 PM IST
Sourav Ganguly still knows how to make heads turn.
NEW DELHI: Sourav Ganguly still knows how to make heads turn. Literally. At the Bengaluru airport, the newly-appointed president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had a treat in store for hundreds of fans.

At the airport’s check-in counter, the former Team India captain took a breather to take a selfie with fans who were eager to get a glimpse of the all-rounder. Looking dapper in a striped shirt, with a light-blue sweater, Dada, as he is popularly known, didn’t disappoint. The CISF personnel, in charge of airport security across the country, also seemed quite happy to see the former captain in a new role.

"At the check in airport of Bangalore.. love of people makes u feel so grateful," Ganguly posted on Twitter on Wednesday evening.

And that tweet, since, has got 79.9K Likes, and has been retweeted 4.7L times, and counting. Fans, of course, couldn’t stop raving about the Kodak moment, with some even calling it an impromptu “press conference.”

The 47-year-old Ganguly was in the IT city to meet his former India teammate and National Cricket Academy's chief Rahul Dravid at the Chinnaswamy stadium. He also visited the proposed site for the new NCA building in Bengaluru, and discussed the organisation’s roadmap with Dravid.

Ganguly, MSD & Other Skippers With Poor Toss-Winning Records

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Neither Heads, Nor Tails

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Ahead of a T20 game against Sri Lanka last month, the Australian women’s cricket skipper Meg Lanning pulled a bunny out of the hat. She invited her teammate Alyssa Healey to flip the coin at the toss. Reason? Lanning admits to having terrible luck at tosses and here was a trick that was out-of-the-box. It worked as Australia won the toss and the game as well.It wasn’t for nothing that Richie Benaud said, “Captaincy is 90 per cent luck and 10 per cent skill.” Although he did add, “Don’t try it without that 10 per cent”.Here’s looking at some cricket skippers who could have done with such quirky solutions after being poor at winning tosses.(In pic from left: Sourav Ganguly, Meg Lanning, MS Dhoni)

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