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Sourav Ganguly was awarded a gold cricket bat

Sourav Ganguly was awarded a gold cricket bat by the Bengal Cricket Association. In 2009, the Bengal Cricket Association awarded Sourav Ganguly a gold bat. The Cricket Association of Bengal felicitated the award winner was the former India cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly on January 18 and conferred with a golden bat which had his cricketing history record decorated on it.

Sourav Ganguly was awarded a gold cricket bat
Sourav Ganguly was awarded a gold cricket bat

The bat has cost around Rs 25 lakh. Ganguly, who retired from international cricket in November 2008, was presented with a cricket wicket and a bat built of silver apart from the 1kg gold bat, The Cricket Association of Bengal chairman Jagmohan Dalmiya was there at an award ceremony.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters-conveyor, president, and secretaries of all BCCI-associate with members of the East Zone was been requested along with all previous Bengal cricket players. The program was one hour, which was started at 6 pm. It also had the cricket captains under whom Sourav Ganguly had performed for Bengal.

As the previous Indian captain was bestowed with the bat built of one kg gold mileage of 25 lakh Rupees, confetti was thrown during a celebration between a gleaming display of fireworks in the Cricket Association of Bengal function called ‘Celebrating a legend’.

Sourav Ganguly the former India cricket team captain
Sourav Ganguly the former India cricket team captain

Addressing the event, the main guest of the celebration West Bengal games diplomat Subhas Chakraborty expressed Ganguly as a Dhruv Tara and associated him with the combatant Arjuna who put up a fight against all bizarre in the Mahabharata tale. Siddharth Shankar Ray, who was also being on the moment notwithstanding his old age, characterized Ganguly as the most prominent and greatest ever cricketer.

A heartfelt Ganguly talked of his opening game at the Eden Garden when he was just 13 years old. It was an under-15 match between Bengal state and Orissa state. In his speech, Ganguly also praised and thanked Dalmiya for being immense assistance when he began his profession. Ganguly, who was bestowed a golden bat, said, “I played my last match as a Bengal cricketer which was a proud moment for me. I don’t think any player retired playing for the state team.” The smart left-hander cricketer retired from international cricket after performing his closing Test at Nagpur against the Australian cricket team in November 2008.