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Sourav Ganguly on Durga Puja 2018: From Playing the ‘Dhak’ to Missing Pandal Hopping, Dada Talk About His Experiences of Festival

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Durga Puja 2018: Like many of the Bengalies, the younger boy used to attend eagerly all year long for the Durga Puja days. The sound of ‘Dhak’ used to tug him to the neighboring Barisha Sporting Puja pandal similar to a magnet. He by no means knew when the puja days have handed by. The times modified. Even in the present day the puja brings the identical feeling to Sourav Ganguly, the ‘Dada’ of Indian cricket, however with a distinction. Nonetheless, the pandals entice him like his childhood, however now he can’t afford the luxurious of pandal hopping, as he would possibly turn out to be the purpose of attraction as an alternative and would possibly get mobbed.

“I actually miss these days. The puja days I used to spend day and night time within the pandal, with out caring for the scolding of my mother and father. The Dhaki (the drammer) of our Barisha Pandal is coming for the final 30 years. I’ve seen him getting previous yr by yr. Even I used to play the Dhaks recurrently,” remembers Sourav in an unique interview with Zee Media.

Throughout his cricketing days, Sourav needed to spend many puja days out of Kolkata. “ These days had been actually irritating. I used to name my mother and father and enquired concerning the puja decorations and the festive temper. Now I see the identical feeling in my daughter Sana.” smiles Sourav.

Durga Puja days usually turn out to be the Valentine Days for the Bengali youths. Did any puja day actually turn out to be particular for him? The die-hard India Captain, well-known as Maharaj, breaks into laughter. “ By no means had the braveness to benefit from the romantic air in Puja. Then mother and father used to maintain an in depth watch on me, and now daughter Sana. , the women are all the time extra caring and watchful”.

The previous Indian captain is credited to have led India to the finals of the 2003 World Cup and likewise tapping budding children like Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag and MS Dhoni


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