Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh referred to former captain and current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly as his eternal captain after the latter turned 48 on Wednesday.
The cricket fraternity took to social media to wish Ganguly on his special day and Yuvraj went a step further as he uploaded a video of them spending time together with the Indian team.
Yuvraj’s tweet read: “Happy Birthday to the undisputed Dada of Indian cricket. You have always led from the front, showing us what it means to be a true leader. I have learnt a lot from you and hope to become to others what you are to me. You are our eternal captain. @SGanguly99 #HappyBirthdayDada.”
In the short clip, Yuvraj also revealed a funny anecdote when a prank caused Ganguly to chase him and his former teammate Harbjahan Singh around the dressing room.
“I think when we got very familiar with you — me, Viru (Virender Sehwag), Bhajji (Harbjahan Singh), Zak (Zaheer Khan), (Ashish) Nehra — I think we played a lot of pranks on you,” Yuvraj said in the video uploaded on his Twitter handle.
“When we were playing against Pakistan, me and Harbjahan created a fake newspaper on April Fool’s Day and we wrote quotes for every player and attributed them to you.
“I remember you saying ‘I will resign the next day if I have said these things about you guys’. I remember your face going red till Rahul Dravid told you the truth.
“I think you knew who could have done such a thing and that is why you chased me and Bhajji around. Sorry for that but love you for that,” Yuvraj said.