Kolkata, June 01: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has put out a cryptic post on his Twitter handle, where he explains that he is keen on starting something new and big, where he wants to help people. As a result of his post, speculations arise whether ‘Dada’, who is marking 30 years in Cricket, will now join politics.
Sourav Ganguly took to his official Twitter handle on June 1 to highlight that he is keen on switching his career after spending 30 years in Cricket. The 49-year-old wrote, “Today, I am planning to start something that I feel will probably help a lot of people. I hope you continue your support as I enter this chapter of my life.”
The recent information shared on Twitter indicates about the beginning of a new chapter in the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and he wrote that “2022 marks the 30th year since the start of my journey with cricket in 1992. Since then, cricketer has given me a lot. Most importantly, it has given me the support of all of you. I want to thank every single person who has been a part of the journey, supported me, and helped me reach where I am today/ today, I am planning to start something that I feel will probably help a lot of people. I hope you continue your support as I enter this chapter of my life.”
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) June 1, 2022
While speculations of Sourav Ganguly have existed ever since last year during the West Bengal Assembly elections, they grew when the BCCI President hosted Amit Shah and several other BJP leaders at his residence for dinner on May 10.
During the Home Minister’s visit to West Bengal, he was hosted by Ganguly. With the 49-year-old already having close ties with Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah, during their time at the BCCI, it seemed within the realm of possibility that Ganguly would make the transition.
However, Sourav Ganguly had said that nothing political should be read into the dinner meeting. He said he knows Amit Shah for over a decade and has met several times too.
This is not the first time Ganguly has had to deny any political angle to his meeting with Amit Shah. Before the West Bengal assembly elections early last year, he had to clear the air about his meeting with Amit Shah even then, denying he would join the BJP.
In January last year too, three months before the Bengal assembly elections, it was widely reported he was in talks with the BJP. The same month, the former cricketer suffered a mild heart attack. He did not respond to the reports of joining politics.