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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly after casting his vote at a polling centre, during the 4th phase of State Assembly poll in Kolkata.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly waves to his fans after he got discharged from a private hospital, in Kolkata. Ganguly underwent a fresh round of angioplasty on Thursday and two more stents were implanted to clear the 48- year-old cricket legend''s clogged coronary arteries.

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The batting great played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs, and is often hailed as one of India's greatest captains.

During his stay at the hospital, Ganguly was visited by various political leaders.

"I am absolutely fine," Ganguly said before boarding his private vehicle to return home.

Ganguly was rushed to hospital on January 2 after he complained of chest discomfort during a workout session.

The 48-year-old cricket icon, who had to undergo a stent insertion, was declared stable and clinically fit by doctors.

Sourav Ganguly was on Thursday morning discharged from the hospital in Kolkata.

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly discharged from a private hospital, in Kolkata. Ganguly was hospitalised a few days ago after he complained of chest pain.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly waves to his fans after he got discharged from a private hospital, in Kolkata. Ganguly was hospitalised a few days ago after he complained of chest pain.

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Fans of BCCI President Sourav Ganguly hold posters as they wait outside the hospital, in Kolkata. Ganguly was hospitalized a few days ago after he complained of chest pain.

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Hospital staff members address media representatives on BCCI President Sourav Ganguly's health condition, in Kolkata. Ganguly, who underwent angioplasty following a mild heart attack, is now stable and will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow.

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Cardiac Surgeon Devi Shetty interacts with the media after visiting BCCI President Sourav Ganguly at a private hospital, in Kolkata. Ganguly was hospitalised a few days ago after he complained of chest pain.

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Cardiac Surgeon Devi Shetty comes out of a private hospital after visiting BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, in Kolkata. Ganguly was hospitalised a few days ago after he complained of chest pain.

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CPI (M) General secretary Sitaram Yehchuri after visiting BCCI President Sourav Ganguly who is admitted at a private hospital, in Kolkata.

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TMC MLA Baisakhi Dalmiya after visiting BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, who admitted yesterday at a private hospital following his chest pain, in Kolkata.

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Sana Ganguly, daughter of BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, leaves after visitng her father, who was admitted at a private hospital following his chest pain, in Kolkata.

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Dona Ganguly, wife of BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, leaves after visitng her husband, who was admitted at a private hospital following his chest pain, in Kolkata.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly's father-in-law Sanjib Roy arrives at a hospital where he is admitted following chest pain, in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee leaves a private hospital after meeting BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, who was admitted following his chest pain, in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar arrives to visit BCCI President Sourav Ganguly after he was admitted at a private hospital following his chest pain, in Kolkata.

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In this file photo, is seen BCCI President and former India skipper Sourav Ganguly in Mumbai. Ganguly was hospitalised after he complained of chest pain, in Kolkata.

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BCCI President Saurav Ganguly with DDCA President Rohan Jaitley during the unveiling of former union minister late Arun Jaitley's statue at Arun Jaitley Stadium, to mark his birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

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BCCI President Saurav Ganguly, DDCA President Rohan Jaitley with cricketers Sikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina during the unveiling of former union minister late Arun Jaitley's statue at Arun Jaitley Stadium, to mark his birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

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BCCI President Saurav Ganguly, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel during the final cricket match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah present the winners trophy to Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma after winning the final cricket match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 against Delhi Capitals, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai

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BCCI President Saurav Ganguly offers prayers at an idol of Goddess Durga before immersion, in Kolkata.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly at a community pandal during 'Maha Ashtami' of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly during a book release event in Kolkata.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah watch a match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings during the Indian Premier League 2020, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, in Dubai.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly during Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians (MI), at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly, poses for photographers at an event after becoming the Brand Ambassador of Bengal Peerless, in Kolkata.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly distribute essential food materials among needy people during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at ISKCON House in Kolkata.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and BCCI Secretary Jai Shah arrive at the BCCI headquarters for a meeting with IPL franchise owners in Mumbai.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly watches from CAB Club house during the 2nd day of Ranji Trophy semifinal match between Bengal and Karnataka in Kolkata.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly with his daughter Sana Ganguly arrives at CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal) in Kolkata.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly congratulates newly elected CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal) President Abhishekh Dalmiya and his brother and newly elected CAB Secretary Snehashis Ganguly, in Kolkata.

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Sourav Ganguly poses for a photograph after taking charge as the new BCCI President at BCCI headquarters, in Mumbai.

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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly with BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and Treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal during the Board’s Annual General Meeting, in Mumbai. The Sourav Ganguly-led BCCI decided to seek the Supreme Court's approval to water down administrative reforms on tenure cap for its office-bearers and named secretary Jay Shah as its representative for the ICC chief executives' committee meeting.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly during a promotional event, in Kolkata

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly being felicitated during a promotional event, in Kolkata.

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Indian Cricket Board President Sourav Ganguly, left, waves to the crowd as he stand beside his Bangladesh counterpart Nazmu Hossain, second left, and Abhishek Dalmya, Secretary of Cricket Association of Bengal during prize ceremony function at the end of third day of the second test cricket match between India and Bangladesh, in Kolkata.

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Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presents a memento to Boxing champion MC Mary Kom after the first day's play of the 1st pink-ball day/night cricket test match between India and Bangladesh, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presents a memento to Tennis player Sania Mirza as BCCI President Sourav Ganguly looks on, after the first day of the 1st pink-ball day/night cricket test match between India and Bangladesh, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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Bangladeshs Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly before ringing a bell to inaugurate the historic pink-ball day/night cricket test match between Indian and Bangladesh, at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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Indian cricket board president Sourav Ganguly, left, inspects the ground with other officials ahead of India's second cricket test match against Bangladesh, in Kolkata. The second and final game in the series is scheduled to be played in Kolkata starting on Nov. 22 and is expected to be a first day-night test for both sides, with a pink ball rather than a red one being used.

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Bollywood actor Rani Mukerji shakes hand with BCCI President Sourav Ganguly at a promotional event for her upcoming movie 'Mardani 2' during a TV show 'Dadagiri', at Rajarhat outskirts of Kolkata

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Bollywood must be dreading the Calcutta International Film Festival—a stentorian call from the CM...the unenlightening prospect of a day full of drumbeats. However, there is no respite for Shahrukh (Amitabh fell ill at an opportune period). Though flanked by filmmaker Goutam Ghosh, Mamata herself and Sourav, the stage-show was stopped by the bonhomie between Rakhee and SRK: singing along a pat­riotic Rabi­ndrasangeet and reminiscing about the sets of Baazigar.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee invites BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan to shake hands during 25th Kolkata International Film Festival at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, Rakhee Gulzar jointly light the lamp to inaugurate 25th Kolkata International Film Festival at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata

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BCCI President Saurav Ganguly, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, Vice-captain Rohit Sharma and others during the senior selection committee meeting in Mumbai.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly adjusts his crown during a felicitation ceremony at Eden Garden in Kolkata.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly being congratulated by Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) President Mohammad Azharuddin during his felicitation ceremony at Eden Garden in Kolkata.

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BCCI's new President Saurav Ganguly addresses a press conference at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.

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Newly-elected President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly, center, Secretary Jay Shah, left, and Treasurer Arun Dhumal stand for a photograph during a press conference in Mumbai.

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Sourav Ganguly poses for a photograph after taking charge as the new BCCI President at BCCI headquarters, in Mumbai.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) President Mohammad Azharuddin pose for a photograph at BCCI headquarters, in Mumbai.

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BCCI President-designate Sourav Ganguly arrives for the general body meeting at BCCI headquarters, in Mumbai.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and others during the General Body meeting at BCCI headquarters, in Mumbai.

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Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly is greeted by BCCI Electoral officer N Gopalswami after taking charge as the new BCCI President during the General Body meeting, at BCCI headquarters, in Mumbai.

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During his tenure as the BCCI president, Ganguly will look to coordinate with old guard such as former President N Srinivasan and ex-Secretary Niranjan Shah, whose children are now part of the BCCI.

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Delhi Capitals roped in Ganguly in the capacity of an advisor for the 2019 IPL.

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Ganguly co-owns the ISL franchise ATK.

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Ganguly's career took an unexpected turn due to the infamous feud with Greg Chappell, who was appointed India’s coach in 2005. Ganguly's poor displays with the bat didn’t help his cause and he was eventually dropped from the team in October 2005 and was also sacked from captaincy. The entire episode had snowballed into a big controversy.

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Ganguly played for the now-defunct Pune Warriors India in 2011 and was named the captain of the franchise in 2012.

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Pavement artist Ramjan Hussain busy in giving final touches to the pencil sketch of Ganguly in Kolkata.

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Ganguly led the IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2008 and 2010 seasons.

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Ganguly grabbed the spotlight for his outrageous celebration after India chased down an improbable 326 against England in Natwest series final in 2002. A pumped up Ganguly let his emotions get the better of him by taking off his shirt and waving it at the Lord’s balcony.

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"On the off-side, first there is God, then Sourav Ganguly." - Rahul Dravid

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Sourav Ganguly is the first former India cricketer in 65 years to head the BCCI.

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Co-owner of ISL franchise ATK Sourav Ganguly holds an umbrella as he stands next to Winner's Trophy during the opening ceremony of The Indian Super League 2019-20, in Kochi.

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BCCI President-designate Sourav Ganguly seated in his chamber at Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) office, in Kolkata.

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At the stroke of the midnight hour, it seemed the president had been finalised—BCCI grandees exuded an air of certainty. Then, an unexplai­ned hubbub: meetings, huddles, quiet words, frantic phonecalls. At the end of it all, consensus plumped for Sourav Gan­guly. We can’t expl­ain the hype over a 10-month tenure, except that stakes in Indian cricket run deep.

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Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, left, arrives to file nomination for the post of Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) president at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai, India, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Also seen in the picture is Congress leader and former chairman of IPL, Rajeev Shukla.

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Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, left, arrives to file nomination for the post of Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) president at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai, India, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Also seen in the picture are former BCCI President N Srinivasan, former Secretary and Saurashtra stalwart Niranjan Shah and former IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla.

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Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, left, poses for photographs with Indian industrialist N. Srinivasan as he arrives to file nomination for the post of Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) president at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai, India, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.

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Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, arrives to file nomination for the post of Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) president at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai, India, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.

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Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, left, arrives to file nomination for the post of Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) president at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.

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Former cricket captain Saurav Ganguly with actor Tanushree Chakraborty pose for photos after unveiling an idol of goddess Durga, in which she is defeating an 'Asura' made of single-use plastic, on the the sixth day of the ongoing Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata

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Former Indian cricket team captains Kapil Dev and Sourav Ganguly with football player Sunil Chhetri during centenary celebrations of East Bengal Club in Kolkata.

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Former Indian cricket team captains Kapil Dev and Sourav Ganguly during 100-years celebration of East Bengal Club, in Kolkata.

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A BSF jawan takes a selfie with former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly as he shows his inked finger after casting his vote for the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Kolkata.

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Former cricket captain and Sourav Ganguly, his wife noted-dancer Dona Ganguly (C) and his brother ex-cricketer Snehasish Ganguly (R) show their inked fingers after casting their votes for the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Kolkata.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni and Delhi Capitals (DC) advisor Sourav Ganguly after their Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match at MAC Stadium in Chennai. Chennai Super Kings won the match by 80 runs.

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Delhi Capitals(DC) senior advisor Sourav Ganguly reacts after his team's win in the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Delhi Capitals(DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Eden Garden in Kolkata

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Delhi Capitals(DC) senior advisor Sourav Ganguly greets team batsman Shikhar Dhawan after team's win in the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Delhi Capitals(DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Eden Garden in Kolkata

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Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting, left and former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, coach and mentor respectively to Delhi Capitals team watch the game on a TV set at dugout during the VIVO IPL cricket T20 match against in Kolkata

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Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting and senior advisor Sourav Ganguly during a press conference, in New Delhi.

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Cricketer Rohit Sharma felicitates Chandralekha Dalmiya, wife of former BCCI President late Jagmohan Dalmiya during Jagmohan Dalmiya annual conclave (part II) at Eden Garden in Kolkata.

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Former West Indies Cricketer Brian Lara speaks, while CAB President Sourav Ganguly, Cricketer Rohit Sharma, Former Indian Cricketer Md Azharuddin and former West Indies Cricketer Carl Hooper look on during a panel discussions of Jagmohan Dalmiya Conclave (Chapter II) at Eden Garden in Kolkata.

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It was one of the biggest ego clashes of Indian cricket, and the biggest in the modern era. Greg Chappell, then India coach, wanted captain Ganguly to opt out of the playing XI on the tour of Zimbabwe, citing his poor form. Ganguly, who had once especially flown down to Australia to take tips from Chappell, refused, but was later dropped, to be replaced by Rahul Dravid as captain.

Former Indian cricket team captain and CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal) President Sourav Ganguly at a Durga puja pandal on the occasion of 'Maha Astami' of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Former Indian captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Sourav Ganguly and Asian Gold medalist athlete Swapna Barman launch the 5th edition 25K in Kolkata.

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Tournament Director Nita Ambani, center, receives a ball from Indian athlete Hima Das, as Chennaiyin FC owner and Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachhan, right, Ateletico de Kolkata co-owners Sanjiv Goenka, left, and Sourav Ganguly stand beside the trophy during the inauguration of Hero Indian Super League soccer tournament in Kolkata.

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Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachhan, right, Ateletico de Kolkata co-owners Sanjiv Goenka, left, and Sourav Ganguly, second left, stand beside the trophy during the inauguration of Hero Indian Super League soccer tournament in Kolkata.

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Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly beats a drum (Dhak) at the launch of a 'puja' song in Kolkata. Music director Jit Ganguly and film director Raj Chakraborty (2nd from R) are also seen.

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Former Indian captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Sourav Ganguly talks to BCCI acting President CK Khanna (R) as BCCI Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry looks on, at the board's Special General Meeting (SGM), in New Delhi.

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(L-R) Journalist Anil Dharker, Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma during the launch of Ganguly's book, 'A Century Is Not Enough', in Mumbai.

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