Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh and other luminaries wish Sourav Ganguly on his 44th birthday
MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly batting together against Australia in 2008 © Getty Images

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, who turned 44 today, is widely reckoned as Dada in the cricketing circles of India. One wouldn t be wrong in saying that the southpaw changed the face of Indian cricket. He is acknowledged as one of the most successful Indian skippers with numerous records to his name throughout his sky-high career. READ MORE: Sourav Ganguly: 24 mindboggling stats about one of India’s greatest captains

Ganguly led the Indian side successfully to the final of the 2003 World Cup but lost the ultimate battle to Australia. An elegant left-handed genius, Ganguly s prowess on the off-side was praised across the globe. On the contrary, he was also a handy medium pacer and chipped in with crucial wickets on several occasions. READ MORE: Virender Sehwag sends birthday wishes to Sourav Ganguly in his inimitable style

Ganguly has amassed massive runs across formats; he represented India in 113 Tests and 311 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and scored 7,212 and 11,363 runs respectively. Ganguly also represented Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Pune Warriors India (PWI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Here are some select birthday wishes from luminaries that came his way on Twitter: