Sourav Ganguly shows off his acting skills in a Bengali Daily soap

Sourav Ganguly shows off his acting skills in a Bengali Daily soap

This is the first time Dada has featured in a TV daily soap.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. (Photo Source: Indian Express)

It’s been more than a decade since Sourav Ganguly retired from international cricket against Australia in 2008. But the veteran has been able to keep himself in the limelight. He has been seen weaving his magic in the commentary box with his voice. The former Bengal cricketer has a popular quiz show, named Dadagiri Unlimited, which is being telecast on Zee Bangla since 2009.

Celebrities like Arijit Singh, Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Balan, Mithun Chakraborty and even the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, along with whom Sourav has racked up a number of records, have graced their presence. Now, the southpaw has featured in a television daily soap for the first time in his career. The name of the show is ‘Bokul Kotha’, which gets telecast on Zee Bangla itself.

He is very jolly, says Ray

One episode of the show has already been shown even as the other is yet to be put up on TV. Quite expectantly, the viewers are looking forward to the next episode of the daily soap. Ushasi Ray, the lead actress of the serial, was head over heels after getting to act with the legendary figure.

“I can’t explain how good Dada (Ganguly) is. I was very nervous by the thoughts that I have to share the screen with a global personality. But he is very jolly. While shooting he asked me about my residence, my studies and a lot of things. My nervousness went away when I was talking to him,” the popular Bengali heroine was quoted as saying in Indian Express.

Ganguly’s relation with the TV show doesn’t end here. A number of people from the unit of ‘Bokul Kotha’ have gone to Sourav’s Dadagiri Unlimited. Ray also didn’t miss out on clicking a selfie with the evergreen cricketer. She also said that Ganguly follows the TV serial regularly, if not daily.

Here is the clip of the show

President of the CAB

Ganguly is presently the Honourable President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). Recently, he worked as the advisor of the Delhi Capitals (DC) franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL). During his stint, he got the chance to work with Ricky Ponting and under the duo, the Shreyas Iyer-captained Capitals made their way through to the playoffs after many years.