Sourav Ganguly’s second statue unveiled
Previously Sourav’s wax statue was installed at the Mother’s Wax Museum at Rajarhat in Calcutta.
Published - Jul 15, 2017 6:58 pm | Updated - Jul 15, 2017 6:58 pm
Former Indian captain and current member of the Cricket Advisor Committee (CAC), Sourav Ganguly was overwhelmed to see his own statue in Balurghat, West Bengal. The 8 ft tall bronze statue was unveiled by Sourav today in the presence of thousands other fans at the Bikash Maidan in Balurghat. The statue made by sculptor Sushanta Pal, depicts Ganguly raising his bat after hitting his first Test century in Brisbane, back in 2013.
The ‘Prince of Kolkata’ reached Balurgaht in the morning and after a short breather in a Guest House, Sourav headed to Gangarampur to attend a function. Thousands of fans waited anxiously for ‘Dada’ to catch a glimpse; he arrived at the venue around 11.15pm. As many as forty local clubs felicitated Sourav along with local Municipal authorities. In his short speech, the CAB President reiterated the need for developing the game in the districts. Later he headed straight to the Bikash Maidan, the venue of where his status is erected.
Talking to Xtratime.in, Sourav said, “We have given a lot of emphasis in developing the game across the districts. The association has made different arrangements about coaching program We have organized bowling machines, ensured every DSA has a good batting strips and so on.”
The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President was also caught taking a selfie with his statue. He later tweeted, “Looks like me.”
You can see the tweet below
Looks like me …?? pic.twitter.com/ka4VHJl9ow
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) July 15, 2017
There was, however, some uncertainty as to where the statue will be kept. Sourav then jokingly said, “If anyone has a problem in installing the statue, I can take back home in Behala.” Later in the evening, Sourav is scheduled for a meeting with the District Sports Federation.
This is the left-handed maestro’s second statue. Previously Sourav’s wax statue was installed at the Mother’s Wax Museum at Rajarhat in Calcutta.