Sourav Ganguly aka ‘Dada’ gets an 80 feet bronze statue of himself placed at Balargut Stadium, West Bengal. The statue has been installed on the primary entry of the Balurghat stadium. Ganguly inaugurated the statue and later on shared the photo on Twitter with the caption, “Looks like me”. Ganguly’s statue would have been inaugurated in June only but was postponed to July because he had other commitments, commentating in ICC Champions Trophy 2017. The statue is a tribute to the iconic Bengal batsman, the South Dinajpur District Sports Association.

India’s one of a kind captain thanked the secretary of South Dinajpur District Association (SDDC), Gautam Goswami and the people of Bengal for this gesture. Goswami was all praises for Ganguly and what he has done for Bengal Cricket. Ganguly is currently heading the Bengal Cricket Association is the first cricketer who has been respected in this way.

SDDC secretary Goswami told Circle of Cricket, “We believe Sourav Ganguly is not only an icon in Bengal, he has been an inspiration to every human being for his sheer determination which finally made him victorious against all odds in Indian cricket. That is why we have decided to set up his statue at the main gate of Balurghat Stadium not only to publicise him, but we want the sports persons all over the north Bengal who will be coming to this stadium, must watch it and get inspired.”

A large number of people gathered at the stadium to get a glimpse of their icon ‘Dada’ who they have admired for almost a decade as one of the best captains India has ever seen.

Ganguly is also one of the three members of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) who recently selected the Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team, Ravi Shastri. The 45-year-old along with Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman also selected Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan as batting coach and bowling coach.