Ganguly began his career with a bang, scoring a remarkable debut century at Lord's in 1996.

His partnership with Sachin Tendulkar in ODIs was particularly formidable, and the duo formed a strong opening pair for India.

As a left-handed batsman, his cover drives were particularly eye-catching, and he quickly became a mainstay in the Indian batting lineup.

Ganguly's evolution into captaincy was a pivotal moment in Indian cricket. He took charge as captain in 1999 and swiftly proved himself to be a resilient and perceptive leader.

Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh and MS Dhoni are a few who got the backing of Ganguly when they made their foray into international cricket as young guns in the early 2000s.

Manoj Tiwary was among the many who wished the former cricketer, expressing his love for the former Bengal captain.

Ganguly's leadership style, characterised by his aggression, confidence, and ability to inspire his teammates, left a lasting legacy

He laid the foundation for the next generation of Indian cricketers and set the stage for India's future successes, including the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup victories.

The former BCCI president would have certainly been proud when Rohit Sharma and his men lifted the T20 World Cup last month in Barbados.

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