On Sunday, all members of the BCCI (Board of Cricket Control in India), came together informally, at a hotel in Mumbai to take a stand against the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators’ (COA).
For the uninitiated, the COA committee was appointed by the Supreme Court to bring about some reforms in the Board, and after 3 years of the committee rule, BCCI will now go back to being a democracy next week (23rd October 2019). As a result, the BCCI members voted to decide the new BCCI chief, and the tiger of Bengal has emerged victorious in the voting process. However, the final decision about who will get to don the President’s hat is still awaited.
As soon as the star sportsman’s name emerged for the BCCI chief, Twitter erupted with joy. Thousands of tweets, congratulating the cricketer, started pouring in and just like always, Twitteratti couldn’t help but churn out hilarious and witty memes on the new development.
Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of Bengal - the state where Dada hails from, expressed her pleasure at Ganguly being elected as the BCCI President.
Heartiest congratulations to @SGanguly99 for being unanimously elected @BCCI President. Wish you all the best for y… https://t.co/b7yLOY87pG— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) 1571035426000
Legendary cricketer,prince of Kolkata became new prince of #BCCI. Congratulations #sauravganguly .Best of luck for… https://t.co/Ajd4uuz4fh— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) 1571031930000
Fitness enthusiast Kabir Duhan Singh and actor Kamaal R Khan wished Dada ‘all the best’ for his stint at the BCCI.
Meet the new BCCI president 😍❤️ Congratulations DADA @SGanguly99 ❤️🇮🇳 #SouravGanguly #BCCI #BCCIPresident https://t.co/Zq7g9u3n6n— Kabir Duhan Singh (@Kabirduhansingh) 1571030034000
I stopped watching cricket matches long ago because I don’t want to watch fixed matches. Now I hope that honest cri… https://t.co/pLVy274y8t— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) 1571022239000
Only 90's kids can understand the contribution of these legends in Indian cricket team. That too when no body was r… https://t.co/VliQknVd0F— VIPin Tripathi (@vipin3195) 1570999122000
Some Twitter users were quick to wonder what would become of Ravi Shastri if Ganguly indeed does take over. And, of course, Twitter was in no mood to spare the coach of the Indian cricket team.
Ravi Shastri, this morning, after hearing the news of #SouravGanguly becoming BCCI president. https://t.co/yylMRG5fJm— Raghu (@rags2rama) 1571023968000
Ravi Shastri after watching this trend #SouravGanguly https://t.co/2Rnefi95oN— Baburao Apte(Hypocrisy Virodhi) (@Baburao124421) 1571031372000
#SouravGanguly #BCCI Ravi Shastri right now : https://t.co/2ESiQLjUsD— 🌸 फ़ा 💮 (@WhySoNefarious) 1571033166000
When you know #SouravGanguly could be the next president of #BCCI . https://t.co/xPycRD2jbq— Ritesh Surana (@SuranaRitesh) 1571029942000
Twitter users also pointed out that Dada has become the ‘Dada’ of the very team that rejected his captaincy.
The same BCCI once removed #SouravGanguly from Captaincy. Removed him from Playing 11. Now he is going to head BCCI… https://t.co/skqTcwtHII— YUKE (@Yuke1997) 1571029746000
Others pointed out that ‘mama’ has now been replaced by ‘dada’.
#SouravGanguly set to become BCCI President. So, after a bunch of interim candidates, mama is replaced by dada.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) 1571025063000
This artwork paid tribute to the iconic moment when Dada tore his shirt at Lord’s.
#SouravGanguly is the new BCCI President! https://t.co/qga2C9wmQn— 🇮🇳 ^o-o^ 🇮🇳 (@sandeeproy1) 1570993462000
Shastri, Chappell & Kumble: Colourful & Controversial Cricket Coaches Of Team India
Team India In Good Hands?
As the shortlisted names of the candidates for the top job of the men's team coach are out, Ravi Shastri as incumbent is again in the mix. Captain Virat Kohli made it clear before he left for West Indies that he would prefer Shastri. It is up to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) led by Kapil Dev to pick the new coach. This is expected by this weekend or early next week.
As the wait is on, here are what a few former coaches have said and done that cast the limelight on them:
Read More News on
- Cinema halls to reopen in West Bengal from October 1: Mamata Banerjee
- Farm bills anti-farmer, will lead to famine: Mamata Banerjee
- Nearly 67 lakh girls empowered by Kanyashree scheme: Mamata Banerjee
- Mamata Banerjee announces major rejig in TMC ahead of 2021 Bengal polls
- Mamata Banerjee tears into the Centre at PMs conference
- Mamata Banerjee orders extension of lockdown in West Bengal till July 31