Virender sehwag wishes Sourav Ganguly on his birthday, hails him as the God of offside

Sehwag‘s message for ‘Dada’ was one full of respect.

Virender Sehwag & Sourav Ganguly
Saurav Ganguly shares a candid moment with Virendra Sehwag. (Photo by Chirag Wakaskar-IPL 2010/IPL via Getty Images)

Virender Sehwag has been a familiar personality on Twitter with his hilarious tweets and opinions on anything that seems to be trending in news. The destructive batsman was a serious entertainer during his playing days and he continues to be the same even after retirement. Considering his notable presence on the social media platform, it will be absolutely safe to say that Sehwag and Twitter are still a better love story than Twilight.

One thing that the Delhi-born cricketer does religiously is wishing his fellow celebrities on their birthdays. We witnessed an example of the same today when he took to his Twitter handle to wish legendary Indian captain Sourav Ganguly. Ganguly, who celebrates his birthday on the 8th of July, just a day after Mahendra Singh Dhoni, turns 45 today.


Sehwag‘s message for ‘Dada’ was one full of respect. He dedicated his success in the longest format of the game to the captain, who believed a lot in him at one point of time. Sehwag’s tweet read “Whatever success I could achieve in Test Cricket,I truly attribute it to the wonderful support you gave me @SGanguly99 . #HappyBirthdayDada”

Sehwag’s attacking approach towards the game saw him develop as a fearless batsman in the 50 over format but his ability was highly doubted in Tests. Sourav Ganguly showed immense faith in the batsman and provided him with the opportunity to prove his worth in Test cricket. And the Nawab of Najafgarh repaid him in style. He is the only Indian batsman to score two triple hundreds in Test cricket.

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However, this was not the only tweet Sehwag posted in honour of the birthday boy. Viru, in another tweet of his labelled Ganguly as the God of offside, a nickname Ganguly earned during his playing days for his ability to dispatch anything on the off to the boundary. Sehwag added a picture of himself in the commentary box alongside Dada and stated that it is safer to be on leg side always because the left-handed genius will hammer anything on his off, be it a ball or human.