Sourav Ganguly, former India captain and current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president, turned 48 on Wednesday and the cricket fraternity flooded social media with heart-warming wishes for the former left-handed batsman. Cricket Australia took to Twitter to pay a special tribute to Sourav Ganguly by sharing a video of one his iconic knocks that came against arch-rivals Pakistan. The video was from a One-Day International from a triangular series featuring India, Pakistan and Australia. The match was played in Adelaide in 2000 where the former India skipper smashed 141 runs against a formidable Pakistan bowling attack.
“Happy birthday! to @SGanguly99, who had a day out in Adelaide in 2000, scoring 141 against an attack featuring Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar and Saqlain Mushtaq,” Cricket Australia captioned the video on Twitter.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) July 8, 2020
In that match, Sachin Tendulkar was captaining the side and Ganguly, who came to open the innings, ended up as the leading run-scorer with a knock of 141 that included 12 boundaries and a six.
Ganguly’s hundred in the match helped India set Pakistan a challenging target of 268.
In reply, Pakistan were bowled out for 219, falling 48 runs short of the target.
Ganguly ended the tri-nation series as the leading run-getter for India, scoring 356 runs at an impressive average of over 50.
Ganguly, during his 16-year-long international career, went onto to represent the country in over 100 Tests.
The southpaw also featured in 311 ODIs, scoring over 11,000 runs in the 50-over format.
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