Social media was flooded with celebratory tweets and posts from Netizens after former India captain, Sourav Ganguly was unanimously nominated for the position of BCCI President by the Board members. Former India batsman, Brijesh Patel is also set to become the new Chairman of Indian Premier League (IPL). The news broke out late on the 14th of October itself, but officially the date of announcement is on October 23, 2019. As the news broke out, netizens took to Twitter to express their happiness over the appointment of Dada as BCCI President. Tweets with the caption “the saviour of the Indian cricket” “goodbye Ravi Shastri” and “Dada is back” have been trending on the site, ever since.
Here are a few best congratulatory tweets:
|Mohandas Menon @mohanstatsman , Oct 14 |
The last Indian Test cricketer to become the BCCI President was Maharaja Kumar Vizianagaram who led India during three-match Test series in England in 1936. He was president from 1954-56. Also, note Shivlal Yadav and Sunil Gavaskar were interim presidents in 2014. #SouravGanguly
| Virender Sehwag @virendersehwag |
Congratulations Dada @SGanguly99 . Der hai Andher nahi. Great signs for Indian Cricket. May this stint bevan extension of the tremendous contribution you have already had on Indian cricket.
| Mohanlal @Mohanlal|
Hearty Congratulations to @SGanguly99 for being elected as the #BCCIPresident
| ANI @ANI|
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee: #AbhijitBanerjee got Nobel Prize, #SouravGanguly got the opportunity (BCCI President post). Bengal is proud and is moving forward.
| Shikhar Dhawan @SDhawan25|
Wishing you all the very best dada on your new innings as the president of @BCCI .? @SGanguly99 #SouravGanguly
| Harbhajan Turbanator @harbhajan_singh|
You are a leader who empower others to be a leader congratulations
@SGanguly99 for becoming @BCCI president..I wish you all the best going forward.. #SouravGanguly
Sourav Ganguly @SGanguly99
Replying to @harbhajan_singh and @BCCI
Thank u bhajju …need your support in the same manner as u bowled from one end for india to win matches .
|VVS Laxman @VVSLaxman281 |
Congrats @SGanguly99 on becoming the President of @BCCI I have got no doubt that under your leadership Indian Cricket will continue to prosper. Wishing you lots of success in your new role Dada. #SouravGanguly
| Aakash Chopra @cricketaakash|
Here’s wishing Dada @SGanguly99 all the best in his new role….often players don’t make good administrators but he’s cut from a different cloth. Expecting him to lead Indian cricket the way he led Indian Cricket Team to glory. #SouravGanguly
|Suniel Shetty @SunielVShetty|
Wishing you the very best dada as you take up your new role …be yourself … fearless and limitless. #SouravGanguly
|Parth Jindal @ParthJindal11|
Very excited for my mentor and older brother @SGanguly99 for becoming the @BCCI President. Cricket in India is truly in safe hands. From the captain who changed the fabric of cricket in India to the administrator who will redefine how cricket is governed – wish you the best Dada. #SouravGanguly
|Mohammad Kaif @MohammadKaif|
From player to captain to BCCI President, bahut Mubarak ho Dada @SGanguly99. Great signs for Indian cricket to have an outstanding leader be at helm of the BCCI , expecting innovative and much-needed things
| Harsha Bhogle @bhogleharsha|
I genuinely believe, and have often said so, that @SGanguly99 is the right man to take Indian cricket forward. I wish he had longer than ten months though.
|Tweet by God himself, Sachin Tendulkar @sachin_rt|
Congrats on being elected the @BCCI President, Dadi. I am sure you will continue to serve Indian Cricket like you always have!?Best wishes to the new team that will take charge.
| Amul.coop @Amul_Coop|
#Amul Topical: The new President-elect of our cricket board! #SouravGanguly
| Satyam Singh @MyFreakyTweets Replying to @virendersehwag and @SGanguly99|
Sourav Ganguly – BCCI President, Rahul Dravid – Head of the Cricket at NCA, Bengaluru. Indian Cricket is in Safe hands now.
| India Today @IndiaToday|
“I did not decide who will be BCCI President. BCCI has its own election process for it,” @AmitShah Said. #ShahOnIndiaToday
| yuvraj singh @YUVSTRONG12|
Greater the man greatest the journey! Frm IndianCaptain to @BCCI president.Think it will b a gr8 insight 4 a cricketer to be an administrator & make others understand admin frm a players point of view Wish u were d president while d yoyo was in demand?good luck dadi? @SGanguly99
Sourav Ganguly Replying to @YUVSTRONG12
Thank u the best .. u have won India world cups .. time to do good things for the game now .. u r my super star .. god bless always
| Ashok Swain @ashoswai |
Amit Shah has made Sourav Ganguly Indian Cricket Board’s President to pitch him as the BJP’s Challenger to Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal
Amit Shah’s son Secretary and Anurag Thakur’s brother treasurer – Glad that I have stopped watching cricket! #SouravGanguly
| Taran Bemune @bemune_taran|
Dhoni decided Ganguly is fit to play Perviously, Now Ganguly got chance to discuss about Dhoni interesting, Let’s wait what happens.. #SouravGanguly
| CNK @jacknjohnnie|
“ye buddha ab team me fit nahi baithta” Ganguly’s opening statement as BCCI president. #SouravGanguly
Quite amazingly, along with BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly, India Men’s head coach Ravi Shastri have also been trending, with netizens urging his “ass to be kicked-out” from the dressing room. Ravi Shastri was roasted by the netizens with hilarious tweets and memes which made our day.
The history of the relationship between the duo had always been fragile and only time would let us know what’s in the store for Ravi Shastri. Recently, during a press meet, on asking a question on Ravi Shastri, BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly responded cheekily with, “what he had done now?”
Here are a few best Netizens tweet trolling Ravi Shastri:
| Abhay Ggoad @AbhheyG Oct 17|
Congrats @SGanguly99 elected for #BCCIPresident . Remove #RaviShastri first.
| Littlemonster @walaaaa95|
Boys are discussing how they will import alcohol to the dressing room without Sourav Ganguly being aware of it. #BCCIPresident #RaviShastri #ICC #BCCI #SouravGanguly
| Naresh kala @naresh_kala |
Do you really wanna know why #RaviShastri is like this … Simply because his name ends with #Stri and I’m sure everyone around knows “Stri Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hai” #SouravGanguly #RaviShastri
| Santosh Josie @secret_santa7 Replying to @theskindoctor13 and @imVkohli|
strong feeling that #ravishastri can be seen in 6-pack soon..!!!
note- i didn’t mean it’s a #dada effect
| Partha Banerjee?? @ParthaB34769052|
Beware…? #BengalTiger follows you. #RaviShastri #SouravGanguly
| mgmkfriend @mgmkfriend|
#SouravGanguly ‘You’re out soon #RaviShastri
this was just a field day and the best of netizens is yet to come, so stay tuned to Cricket Plays.