10 Instances Which Prove Sourav Ganguly Will Always Be The Fearless King Of Indian Cricket

Even as a person who places humility at par with talent when choosing favourite athletes, I have always loved Sourav Ganguly. Yes, he isn’t exactly modest, but he is brave and transparent in nature. So, when he says something, there is not a shadow of doubt that he means it.

Like millions of cricket lovers, I have always adored Ganguly for this and his willingness to do anything to get what he wants. Well, also celebrating like a champion once he does.

Now, you combine all the above mentioned qualities and you figure that there has never been a cricketer like Sourav Ganguly and there will be never be anyone like him ever. Here are few instances to prove the same.

1. Mischief and Dada are almost synonymous at this point, thanks to his actions on and off the field. Like the time when he trolled Ricky Ponting during the toss by calling ‘head-tail’, and actually got away with it.

The incident was narrated by Michael Clarke, who said Dada whispered ‘head-tail’ during the toss and by the time Ricky Ponting could register it, he picked up the coin, announced India will bat, and went back. You’d best believe India did bat first.

2. Speaking of tosses, he deliberately reached late for one during Australia’s tour of India in 2001, making Steve Waugh wait on the field. He later told people why.

Ganguly recently admitted that he did it on purpose because Australian coach John Buchanan had rudely asked Javagal Srinath why he was coming out of the field during one of the matches. Srinath told this to Ganguly and Ganguly made sure the revenge was taken.

3. Now you can’t mention ‘Ganguly’ and ‘revenge’ in the same sentence and not talk about him swinging his shirt from the Lord’s balcony. 

It was an iconic match. It was iconic moment. Dada later went on to tell that he did it because Andrew Flintoff took off his shirt at Wankhede earlier and it was unacceptable to the Indian captain that someone would disrespect the country at its ‘Mecca of cricket’.

4. Ganguly remained that savage even when his career as a cricketer ended and he picked up the commentary mic. For instance, once Nasser Hussain tried to poke him with a joke on Indian football team and got a burn in return. 

This is how the conversation went:

Nasser: When can I see India in the FIFA World Cup?

Ganguly: If India had played football for 50 years, then we would have qualified for the finals at least once.

5. This also reminds me that one time, Ravi Shastri asked him, “Is there a Ganguly pavilion or Ganguly stand in Eden Gardens?” And Dada said:

The ground belongs to Ganguly.

6. Obviously, this aggression reflected in everything he did and said. Questioning him about the Greg Chappell controversy, journalist Rajdeep Sardesai once asked him, “Does Greg Chappell owe an apology to Indian cricket? To Sachin Tendulkar, to Sourav Ganguly, to Dravid?”.

To which, Ganguly replied:

He can call up Tendulkar or Dravid. But he dare not dial my number. If he is hearing this on TV, he dare not call Sourav Ganguly.

7. But those who have followed his game know that being carefree was also an important part of his personality. On some days, he didn’t take too much stress about anything.

 

8. He made sure, though, that he was by his players’ side and that he brings out the best in them. Biggest example of this is Virender Sehwag. 

It was Ganguly’s idea to make him open for India and that is how the country got one of its most explosive batsmen.

 

9. It’s endearing how sometimes he had too much encouragement to give. As Sachin Tendulkar recounts, once he got hit by a Shoaib Akhtar delivery on the ribs and Ganguly kept telling him, ‘tu champion hai re’.

Sachin, withering in pain, had to request him to stop. “Shhh.. Just let me recover”.

10. Ganguly’s biggest regret, though, is that his ‘team of gentlemen’ never sledged. Speaking about players like Laxman, Sachin and Dravid, he noted:

If you tell Rahul Dravid to do that, he’ll be like ‘no no no that is not the right way to play’. If you tell Laxman, he will be like ‘ no no I am concentrating on my batting’. And if you tell Sachin, he will stand on mid-on and ask the mid-wicket fielder to sledge Steve Waugh.

rabhinder kannan@rabhinderkannan

Lol! Ganguly on fire 😅

They don’t make them like that anymore.

25 Celebrities You Won’t Believe Are Gay #10 Is Married

It is pretty much not a new thing to the world when it comes to the case of celebrities being G*ay

Although for the past years so many of the celebrities that were G*ay came out of their closest there are still some that recently came out of their closet after keeping it to themselves for years.

Ellen Page

She told everyone that she was gay. “I’m here today because I am gay and because maybe I can make a difference, to help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility.”

Portia De Rossi

Ellen’s lover Portia De Rossi came out as a bisexual.

“When I really, truly came out was at the Golden Globes, when ‘Arrested Development’ was nominated,” she said.

“Ellen and I had been together for a month, and I was very, very nervous going to that because I knew that I was going to meet up with her after the show and that there was press,” de Rossi continued.

“That was the first time that we actually stepped out together as a couple, but for me, it was the first time that I’d stepped out as a gay woman, really.”

Gillian Anderson

The popular actress who also featured in X-Flies made it known that she has been in a relationship with the same sex.

“She was a beautiful person who was very meaningful in my life, and I wanted to honour her instead of hiding my experience.”

Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho made it very open “I’m married to a man but I’m bisexual so I like both…I just don’t want to have sex with the same person my whole life, that’s gross.”

She thought of it as emotional monogamy.

Ke$ha

She was very open about her bisexuality. “I’m all about standing up to gay/lesbian/transgender bullying, but it’s also about my little brother.

He’s 13 and he gets made fun of because he has a stutter.

I just have zero tolerance for people making fun of others.”

Kristen Stewart

After years of being linked to women, the Twilight star officially came out on SNL in February 2017.

One fascinating thing about her coming out of the closet was that she spoke something kinda heel to the president.

“The president is not a huge fan of mine. But that is so OK! And Donald, if you didn’t like me then, you’re really probably not going to like me now, because I’m hosting SNL, and I’m, like, so gay, dude.”

Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza is a well-known comedian and actress in American. She is also part of the LGBT and has since been hiding it to herself.

The Parks and Rec star revealed that she plays for both teams in 2016.

This was her statement – “I know I have an androgynous thing going on, and there’s something masculine about my energy. Girls are into me — that’s no secret. Hey, I’m into them too. I fall in love with girls and guys. I can’t help it.”

Bella Thorne

The popular Disney star came out of the closet by revealing she was gay with a Twitter post.

Someone asked her on Twitter if she was a bisexual, she then replied by saying “Yes”. Later on, she went on to tweet “Aww thank you all for the accepting tweets from everyone. I love you guys.”

Mara Wilson

The popular Matilda star who is a bisexual came out of the closet during the Pulse nightclub shooting.

It was a shock to the whole world especially those who were present in the event when she said “Ideally, I was wishing it would be because I was dating Janelle Monáe or something.”

Rowan Blanchard

She revealed about herself on Twitter when she said “The actress opened up on Twitter, saying that she identifies as queer and “I personally don’t wanna label myself as straight, gay or whatever so I am not gonna give myself labels to stick with – just existing.”

Kate McKinnon

Kate McKinnon came out of her closet as a lesbian.

She made it known to the world during her Saturday night live show when she said “When I was 4, I asked my mom what a gay person was. She said, ‘A gay person is someone who loves people of their own gender, and also a lot of times gay people are very creative like Michelangelo was gay.’ I loved Michelangelo and so I thought, ‘Well, s—, I want to be gay then.’ I was very pleasantly surprised to find out that I was.”

Maria Bello

Maria Bello came out of the closet as a bisexual. She wrote to her own in an essay and she concluded the essay with these words “I would like to consider myself a “whatever’… Whomever I love, however, I love them, whether they sleep in my bed or not, or whether I do homework with them or share a child with them, “love is love.”

Kelly McGillis

Kelly McGillis who is also known as a famous leading gun Phenom came out as a lesbian.

She said, “Life is a journey, and it’s about growing and changing and coming to terms with who and what you are and loving who and what you are.”

Annie Clark

Annie came out a lesbian when she was asked by Rolling Stone due to her relationship with Cara Delevingne. She said “I don’t think about those words. I believe in gender fluidity…I don’t really identify as anything.”

15 Richest Luxury Brands in The World

These luxurious brands, Networth Are unbelievable. Note that, this list is strictly for the Luxury brands. Therefore, we will be focusing on only luxury related brands. So, here we go

Richest Luxury Brands in The World – Most Expensive

15. Clinique – Net Worth: $5.2 billion

Clinique Laboratories is a top American skin care, cosmetics, and other fragrances manufacturer. It was Founded in 1968 by Evelyn Lauder, the company has its headquarters in New York City.

Clinique was the third brand that was “born” from the Lauder Group after Estée Lauder and Aramis. And with the company’s merger with Allergan, the maker of Botox and a former cosmeceutical partner of Elizabeth Arden, Clinique has added to its line of products and services the Clinique Medical. This new line is only available in Physicians offices. As of 2019,
Clinique Net Worth is estimated at 5.2 billion USD. making it on our list of the richest luxury brand in the world.

14. Dolce & Gabbana – Networth: $5.3 billion

Dolce & Gabbana is an Italian luxury fashion house founded by Italian Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in Legnano, 1985. Its headquarters are in Milan, Italy, and deals in clothing, footwear, handbags, sunglasses, watches, jewellery, perfumes, and cosmetics.

This company has a net income of $67.8 million and has 3,150 number of employees. Dolce and Gabbana had two central lines; The D&G and Dolce and Gabbana, That was until 2012, when the lines merged under the label Dolce and Gabbana. As of 2019, Dolce and Gabbana Net Worth is estimated at 5.3 billion USD. making it on our list of the richest luxury brand in the world.

13. Versace – Net Worth: $5.8 billion

Versace is one of the brands that has received wide receptions from many lovers of the product across the globe.

The brand has been featured in many music videos, movies, and commercials. Founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy by Gianni Versace, the Versace brand is one recognized for its famous head of Medusa logo, a Greek mythological figure.

Versace produces upmarket Italian-made ready-to-wear and leather accessories and Versace Jeans. The company is also Famous for its creative designs having symbolic flashy prints and bright colours. making it on our list of the richest Luxury Brands in the world. As of 2019, Versace Net Worth is estimated at 5.8 billion USD. making it on our list of the richest luxury brand in the world.

12. Cartier – Net Worth: $6.3 Billion

The Cartier is a French luxury goods conglomerate which designs, manufactures, distributes and sells jewellery and watches.

Cartier was founded by a French fashion designer Franĉois Cartier in Paris, 1847. until 1964, the Cartier family lose control over their business.
In 2007, Stanislas de Quercize became the new CEO of Cartier taking the company to a greater height.CARTIER International SNC currently has over 200 stores worldwide, operating in more than 125 countries. As of 2016, the company was said to generate over 6.1 billion US in revenue. making Cartier fall on our list of the richest luxury brand in the world.

11. Chanel – Net Worth: $7 Billion

Chanel S.A is a French privately held company that was founded in 1909 by Coco Chanel. The company is currently owned by Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was a former business partner of the Couture Coco Chanel.

The company’s headquarters are in Paris, France and in London, United Kingdom. The Chanel brand is notable for its speciality in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods, and fashion accessories. As of 2019, Chanel Net Worth is estimated at 7 billion USD. making it on our list of the richest luxury brand in the world.

10. Lancome – Net Worth: $7 billion

Lancome is a brand notable for luxury perfumes and cosmetics. It is a French fashion company founded in 1935 by Armand Petitjean. Its products are widely distributed across the globe.

The brand launched a marketing campaign in 2014, combining a loyalty program called ‘Lancome’s Elite Rewards’ via social media platforms.

As of 2019, Lancome Net Worth is estimated at 7 billion USD. making it on our list of the richest luxury brand in the world.

9. Rolex – Net Worth: $7.9 billion

You probably may have heard of the brand Rolex before, their commercials are aired on popular American news channel CNN. The brand is a top sponsor in tennis as the official timekeeper of Wimbledon, The Australian Open, The US Open, and the French Open, all four grand slams. In golf, Rolex is also the official timekeeper for two of the four majors, The Open Championship and the US Open, as well as the PGA Tour and European tour.

Rolex is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer based in Geneva, Switzerland. The company was originally founded as Wilsdorf and Davis by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in England, in 1905. But registered Rolex as its brand name in 1908 and became Rolex Watch Co. As of 2019, Rolex Net Worth is estimated at 7.9 billion USD. making it on our list of the richest luxury brand in the world.

8. Coach – Net Worth: $8.6 Billion

This luxury brand specializes in the manufacturing of Luxury handbags and other accessories for men and women. The companies products are available in 5 continents but its headquarters in New York, US. The brand was founded in 1941 by Lilian and Miles Cahn. The company is currently run its CEO Joshua Schulman. As of 2019, Coach New York Net, Worth is estimated at 8.6 billion USD. making it on our list of the richest luxury brands in the world.

7. Prada – Net Worth: $9.4 Billion

Prada is an Italian Luxury brand that specializes in leather handbags, travel accessories, shoes, ready-to-wear clothes, perfumes, and other fashion accessories.

The company was founded in 1913 by Mario Prada. The brand was featured in the 2006 film THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and earned Meryl Streep an Oscar nomination for her role. As of 2019, Prada Net, Worth is estimated at 9.4 billion USD. making it on our list of the richest luxury brand in the world.

6. Zara – Net Worth: $9.4 Billion

Zara is a massive powerhouse in the world of luxury fashion and accessories. It was Founded by fashion designer Amancio Ortega Gaona, Zara was first opened in Spain in 1975. Zara Net Worth is estimated at 9.4 billion USD. making it on our list of the richest luxury brands in the world.

5. Tiffany & Co – Net Worth: $11.2 billion

Tiffany & Co. is an American based luxury jewellery and speciality retailer, renowned for its luxury goods and is particularly known for it’s diamond and sterling silver jewellery. The company has its headquartered in New York City. The brand markets itself as an expert of taste and style, with its fragrances, water bottles, watches, and personal accessories, as well as some leather goods.

4. Gucci – Net Worth: $12.7 Billion

Gucci is by far one of the most popular Italian brand having its fair share in the world’s fashion market. The Italian luxury brand specializes in the manufacture of leather goods. Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1921.

And in 2008, Gucci generated about €4.2 billion in revenue worldwide according to BusinessWeek and climbed to 41st position in the magazine’s annual 2009 “Top Global 100 Brands” chart created by Interbrand. Gucci operates about 278 directly operated stores worldwide and is also the highest-selling Italian brand.

3. Hermès – Net Worth: $19.2 Billion

Hermes was founded in 1837 by fashion luxury designer Thierry Hermes, the company is the third most valued luxury brand in the world.
Hermès International S.A. mostly known as Hermès is a French luxury manufacturer that was founded in 1837. The company is the second most valuable luxury brand in the world.

The luxury brand is famous for its hallmark in leather, lifestyle accessories, home furnishings, perfumery, jewellery, watches and ready-to-wear. The French manufacturer ranked 40 in the designers Brands Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands a few years ago.

2. Estee Lauder – Net Worth: $27.8 billion

Estee Lauder is an American multinational manufacturing company, which specializes in the production and marketing of prestige skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair care product. It was founded in New York City in 1946 by Estee Lauder and Joseph Lauder.

The company has a distinct portfolio of brands, distributed internationally through both digital commerce and retail channels and has an overall market value of $30.8 billion.

1. Louis Vuitton – Net Worth: $28.4 Billion

Louis Vuitton celebrated its 160th birthday in 2014 as one of the most valued luxurious brands on the planet. They are a manufacturer of all kinds of fashion items ranging from shoes to bags, to clothing, you name it!

The company brand name is commonly shortened as ‘LV’. Founded in France in 1854, Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s leading international fashion houses. From 2006–2012, Loui Vuitton was named the world’s most valuable luxury brand. Its 2012 valuation was US$25.9 billion which now increased to $28.4 billion.

Which of these Luxurious brands do you love? We want to hear from you in the comment section