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Ganguly~~s native has street named after him

Published: Thursday, May 3, 2001, 19:40 [IST]
 
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Kolkata: Indian cricket captain Saurav Ganguly has added another laurel to his cap. He has had a street named after him in his native place in West Bengal.

The rare honor was bestowed on Ganguly by the Rajarhat-Gopalpur municipality in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, which is about 30 km from West Bengal capital Kolkata, for his contribution to the game of cricket.

Ganguly himself inaugurated a one-and-a-half kilometer-long stretch of road. It was earlier called the Ramesh Mitra Street. The star cricketer, however, made the organizers of the event wait for him for more than four-and-a-half hours.

Ganguly also answered a few questions from the crowd. He said he considered Australian skipper Steve Waugh as the best captain in the world and that he was a fan of former England batsman David Gower.

Sachin Tendulkar, he said, was his favorite cricketer and Pakistan's Wasim Akram, the world's best bowler.

Earlier, a housing estate on the eastern fringes of Kolkata was named after him.

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