Sourav Ganguly’s dance video has gone viral on social media (Sourav Ganguly Facebook Photo)
Sourav Ganguly was one hell of a cricketer and an inspirational leader throughout his cricketing career that we all know but what we didn’t have a clue was that he is also a terrific dancer.
A video has surfaced online where Ganguly is seen setting the dance floor on fire at a nightclub on the popular Bollywood song, Tu Mera Hero, from the movie Desi Boyz.
It isn’t clear as to how recent the video is but it is going viral on social media as Ganguly, the one with the orange shirt on, has a huge fan following but nobody has ever seen him dance like this, until now.
On the work front, the Cricket Association of Bengal president on Friday expressed his concerns about the England and Wales Cricket Board’s plan for a 100-ball competition.
“It’s actually 16 and half overs. So from 50 overs, it has come down to 20 and now to 16 and a half. Let’s see what happens. I think they are trying to make 100 a number instead of overs. We will have to wait and see how shorter it gets.
“You got to be very careful that it should not be such that before a spectator comes and blinks, the thing is over,” Ganguly said.
“The spectator wants the fun and pressure to go on for a certain period of time and then find genuine talent and genuine winners,” he added.
Ganguly said the shorter the format gets, the gulf between the best and the ordinary reduces.
“The shorter the format gets, the difference between the very good and the ordinary becomes much lesser.”
The 45-year old put his weight behind Test cricket, saying the real challenge is when you have to bowl with the same intensity even in the last session of a day.
The 100-ball cricket format was proposed in April as a way to attract new and younger audiences to the game but has had a mixed reaction from players and fans.
England director of cricket Andrew Strauss has said the 100-ball proposal, which the ECB wants to introduce from 2020, is aimed at “mums and kids in the summer holidays”.