No die-hard cricket fan can forget that iconic moment when former Indian men’s cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly took off his t-shirt and waved from Lord’s balcony after the 2002 NatWest final against England.
To commemorate and relive that unforgettable memory, some guys in Kolkata built a Durga Puja pandal around this moment.
West Bengal | BCCI president Sourav Ganguly inaugurated Mitali Sangha community Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata
A temporary structure of Lord's Pavilion was set up adjacent to the pandal for Ganguly from Puja Committee. Iconic Lord's moment is the theme of this puja pandal (27.09) pic.twitter.com/ElAI3Gqdel
— ANI (@ANI) September 27, 2022
The Mitali Sangha community Durga Puja pandal tried to recreate Lord’s Pavillion and also had that balcony built where Ganguly took off his shirt in 2002, reported Times Of India.
And obviously, they invited dada to inaugurate the pandal, from the balcony.
कोलकाता में 'लॉर्ड्स स्टेडियम की बालकनी', दादा ने लहराया तिरंगा!
कोलकाता स्थित एक दुर्गा पूजा पंडाल ने बीसीसीआई प्रेज़िडेंट सौरव गांगुली के सम्मान में इस अनोखी बालकनी का निर्माण किया है #Kolkata #DurgaPuja #SouravGanguly #WestBengal | @iindrojit pic.twitter.com/T0NO69c2fk
— AajTak (@aajtak) September 28, 2022
People were delighted to see the iconic moment come back to life as Dada waved the Indian flag from the balcony of the pandal.
Lord's balcony ✅
Sourav Ganguly ✅
Shirt waving ❌
Ganguly visited a Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata featuring a replica of the famous Lord's balcony 😮 pic.twitter.com/yQ0lEHY15t
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) September 28, 2022
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 28, 2022
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NOW, the pandal is complete.
— Sportstar (@sportstarweb) September 27, 2022
— Ankur Lahoty, IIS (@Ankur_IIS) September 28, 2022
— Kushan Mitra (@kushanmitra) September 28, 2022
This is next level🙏 hats off🤣 https://t.co/2Q0I22I7GC
— Snickometer ❁ (@Snicko_Meter) September 28, 2022
Kolkata at it's creative best is indeed hilarious 😂 https://t.co/MgUAJ1SJPl
— Parth Saikia 🇮🇳 (@parthkopi) September 28, 2022
Dada 🤩🔥🤩 https://t.co/hGsFauePqj
— Badhrinath.K (@Badhrinath_K) September 28, 2022
Kolkata can be so Kool 😎 https://t.co/K5qMxvXDyx
— SportRadioAS 🇮🇳 (@SportRadioAS1) September 28, 2022
What an exemplary way to pay tribute to the iconic moment. Hats off!