For an entire generation of cricketers in India, former skipper, Sourav Ganguly is responsible for changing the perception of Indian cricket. He is fondly called “Dada” which means elder brother in Bengali and he even anchors a popular reality quiz show in Bengali by the name ‘Dadagiri’.
The show is going on for almost a decade now and it gives the common people a golden opportunity to meet the iconic cricketer. Meanwhile, former West Indies skipper Brian Lara has a question after the 47-year-old Ganguly had posted a picture on Instagram announcing the start of the upcoming eighth season of ‘Dadagiri’. Lara asked Ganguly what ‘Dadagiri’ is.
Ganguly then explained t Lara that it is a reality game show on TV is called ‘Dadagiri’ and also asked him about his well-being and location nowadays. He wrote: “champ it’s a reality game show I am hosting for last 7 years. how r u.. where r u”.
It was at this time that another ex-cricketer Yuvraj Singh decided to come up with a better answer. Explaining the term further, he trolled his former skipper, saying, “Basically he’s a bully he bullies youngsters” and he followed it up with two naughty emojis. By ‘Dadagiri’, the cricketing world also knows the macho leadership that Souravand his side had shown on the field against most of the opponents.
Yuvraj made his international debut under Ganguly in the ICC Champions Trophy in Kenya in 2000 and went on to play for India for a long time, even surviving cancer. In the 2011 World Cup that India won, Singh was the man of the tournament. He had also played the final of the 2003 World Cup when Dada was India’s captain but they lost on that occasion to Australia. The stylish Southpaw recently announced his international retirement.
Here’s the conversation: