BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Friday thanked the enthusiasts at Eden Gardens in a felicitation rite that used to be held on the finish of the primary day’s play within the first ever day-night Take a look at involving India. The long-lasting stadium used to be packed to the rafters for the second one Take a look at between India and Bangladesh and quite a few well-known personalities starting from former cricketers, athletes from different sports activities and politicians have been provide at the instance. “What we noticed these days at Eden Gardens is a big step ahead for Take a look at cricket,” Ganguly mentioned in his speech.
“It is you — all of the other people on this stadium — who make cricket this type of in style sport. We on the BCCI and the CAB (Cricket Affiliation of Bengal) thanks whole-heartedly for turning out in large numbers for the primary ever red ball Take a look at fit in Kolkata.
“With a bit of luck we will be able to proceed to peer all of you turning up in Take a look at suits, now not simply in Kolkata however right through the rustic,” he mentioned.
Amongst the ones provide at the dias with Ganguly have been his former India teammate Sachin Tendulkar, Bangladesh Top Minister Sheikh Hasina, West Bengal Leader Minister Mamata Banerjee and several other dignitaries from the BCCI and the CAB.
Athletes from sports activities as opposed to cricket provide at the instance integrated tennis celebrity Sania Mirza, reigning badminton global champion P.V. Sindhu, boxing nice MC Mary Kom, all of whom have been felicitated after Ganguly made his speech.
Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir, who is a part of Big name Sports activities’ statement workforce, mentioned, “Lately the glory for BCCI will increase so much since you are supporting and provoking athletes from different sports activities by way of felicitating them.”
Except for Gambhir, Tendulkar and Ganguly himself, former captain and Nationwide Cricket Academy leader Rahul Dravid used to be additionally provide at the instance together with Anil Kumble, Sunil Gavaskar, Harbhajan Singh and V.V.S. Laxman, who’re all doing statement for the fit.