Making his 47th birthday much more special for his fans, former Indian cricket captain and Padma Shri recipient Sourav Ganguly signed on to social media platform Instagram on Monday.

“As I turn another year older today, I want to make this a year where I give back to my fans. So here’s to birthdays and new beginnings,” captioned Ganguly his first post on Instagram from his handle “souravganguly” where he is seen cutting a cake with an Instagram logo printed over it.

 

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As I turn another year older today, I want to make this a year where I give back to my fans. So here’s to birthdays and new beginnings ! 🙂

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Through Instagram, Sourav hopes to connect directly with his young fans, share memorable moments from his illustrious cricketing career, cheer for the Indian team as they play in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup and express his opinion on social causes, with Instagram’s 1 billion strong global community, Instagram’s parent body Facebook stated in a Press release.

“Reinvention is constantly required in cricket, as it is required in life. From leading India on the field to commentary to advising an IPL team, to now joining Instagram, I continue being connected with people who’re passionate about this amazing sport. I hope to engage with young fans by sharing valuable insights on cricketing events and encourage them to join me in causes close to my heart,” Ganguly was quoted as saying in the statement.

Ganguly joins the long list of eminent personalities from Bengal who are present on Instagram to engage with their fans, including actresses and newly-appointed MPs Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty.

Dada already has a strong Facebook community of over 600,000 people and also has 4.12 million followers on Twitter.

@souravganguly had amassed 68k followers at the time of writing this news.

(With inputs from IANS)