Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has unveiled his statue at Balurghat, West Bengal on Saturday. The statue represented young Sourav Ganguly raising his bat after scoring his first Test century in 2003 against Australia at Brisbane.
Sourav Ganguly, considered as one of the most successful all time captains of India, shared the picture of the statue in his twitter account captaining ‘Looks like me.’
Ganguly who travelled to train to Balurghat to unveil the statue said it was almost fifteen years since he journeyed in the train.
“I travelled in train once after 2001, it has been almost 15 years” – he said.
Sourav Ganguly is one of the finest batsmen India ever produced. In a severe crisis situation of Indian cricket when great performers like Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja were convicted of match fixing scandals, Sourav Ganguly took the captaincy and led the team to the glory of time.
Ganguly led India to the World Cup final in 2003. He retired in 2008 but remain active in the cricket arena since then as a commentator and administrator in West Bengal Cricket Association.