For an entire generation of cricketers in India, Sourav Ganguly has been a trend-setter. The former India captain is fondly called “Dada” which means elder brother in Bengali and he even anchors a popular reality quiz show in Bengali by the same name. The show is going on for some years now and it gives the common people a golden opportunity to meet the iconic former cricketer.
Meanwhile, former West Indies captain Brian Lara has a question after the 47-year-old Ganguly had posted a picture on Twitter announcing the start of the eighth season of ‘Dadagiri’. Lara, who recently was hospitalized in Mumbai because of chest pain while carrying out the duty related to the Cricket World Cup, asked Ganguly what ‘Dadagiri’ is.
Start of season 8 of dadagiri … pic.twitter.com/ng6F0AJKhF
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) July 19, 2019
Ganguly then replied to Lara explaining to him that his reality game show on TV is called ‘Dadagiri’ and also asked him about his well-being and location nowadays. “champ it’s a reality game show I am hosting for last 7 years. how r u.. where r u,” Ganguly replied to Lara, also a former southpaw.
Dadagiri – the macho style
It was at this time that another ex-cricketer Yuvraj Singh joined the party. Known to be close with Ganguly under whose captaincy he had made his international debut, Yuvraj decided to come up with the meaning of ‘Dadagiri’. Explaining the term further, he trolled his former skipper, saying, “Basically he’s a bully he bullies youngsters” and he followed it up with two naughty emojis. By ‘Dadagiri’, the cricketing world also knows the macho leadership that Ganguly and his side had shown on the ground irrespective of the opponents.
Yuvraj had made his debut under Ganguly in the ICC Champions Trophy in Kenya in 2000 and went on to play for India for a long time, even surviving cancer. In the 2011 World Cup that India won, Yuvraj finished as the man of the tournament. He had also played the final of the 2003 World Cup when Ganguly was India’s captain but they lost on that occasion to Australia. The stylish left-handed recently announced his international retirement.
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