Four pundits of Bengal, Sourav Ganguly, Pankaj Roy, Jagmohan Dalmiya and Biswanath Dutt were immortalized on Sunday as four stands of the iconic Eden Gardens stadium has been named after them. Ganguly (the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)) had given the idea of this concept.
During the innings break of the third and final ODI between India and England on Sunday, a short ceremony happened in order to felicitate India's most successful skipper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. This was in recognition of the achievement of the man who led India to World Cup triumphs in both ODI and T20 formats, in an illustrious career which also saw India reaching the peak in Tests.
Dhoni was congratulated by another World Cup-winning Indian skipper, Kapil Dev, in front of around 60,000 people who were constantly chanting "Dhoni, Dhoni", as a memento and a shawl was presented to him by the CAB joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya and P.V. Shetty of Mumbai Cricket Association. The audience were also got to see a small clip featuring Dhoni playing some of his trademark shots and which had received loud cheers from the stands.
Dhoni being Dhoni was his own self and received the recognition with his trademark smile and rushed towards the dressing room to join his colleagues as there was a daunting task in front of the hosts of chasing a huge total of 322 runs.