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Sourav Ganguly announced his entry on Instagram on his 47th birthday

New Delhi: On the occasion of his 47th birthday, Sourav Ganguly, former Indian cricket captain and Padma Shri recipient, announced his entry on Instagram, the Facebook owner of the app for sharing photos and videos.

Via Instagram, Sourav hopes to use his "souravganguly" handle to get in direct contact with his young fans, to share memorable moments from his illustrious cricket career, to encourage the Indian team during the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019 and to express his opinion on social issues . causes, with Instagram & # 39; s 1 billion strong global community, an official statement said here.

"Reinvention is constantly needed in cricket, as it is needed in life. From leading India on the field, to commenting, to advising an IPL team, so far on Instagram, I stay connected to people who are passionate be through this great sport I hope to commit myself to young fans by sharing valuable insights about cricket events and encouraging them to join me in a way that is dear to me, "Ganguly said in the statement.

"As I grow older today, I want to make this a year where I give back to my fans. So here are birthdays and a new beginning," the former captain signed his first picture on Instagram, where he saw a cake cut .

He welcomed him to the Instagram community, Manish Chopra, director and head of Partnerships, Facebook India, and said: "Enabling expression and nurturing connections are the core of Instagram, and for public figures such as Sourav Ganguly is the community another creative outlet allows them to make direct contact with their fans.

"We are delighted to welcome him to Instagram and look forward to showing him his passions and getting in touch with the community."

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

He already has a strong Facebook community of more than 600,000 people and also has 4.12 million followers on Twitter.

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