The former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly turned 45 on Saturday and as expected wishes poured in for Prince of Kolkata from all parts of the country. Former cricketers including Virender Sehwag and Mohammad Kaif led charge while Yuvraj Singh and Sports Minister Vijay Goel also had a special message for the southpaw. Having made his Test debut at Lord's in 1996 against England, Sourav Ganguly went on to become one of the best batsmen of all time and led India to many glorious victories. Wishing Ganguly on this day, his former opening partner Virender Sehwag said while movie on Sachin Tendulkar showed the rise of Sachin, a movie on Ganguly will show the rise of India. "Movie on Sachin Tendulkar showed the rise of Sachin. Movie on Saurav Ganguly will show rise and rise of India. #HappyBirthdayDada," Sehwag posted on micro-blogging site Twitter on Saturday. Here are some more Twitter wishes for Sourav Ganguly: Whatever success I could achieve in Test Cricket,I truly attribute it to the wonderful support you gave me @SGanguly99 . #HappyBirthdayDada pic.twitter.com\/wJJRvL6g90 \u2014 Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 8, 2017 #HappyBirthdayDada! It was always a pleasure to play with you, @SGanguly99! Have a good one! pic.twitter.com\/CcG75sqJH4 \u2014 sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 8, 2017 Happy birthday @SGanguly99 ????????????Have a gr8 day and a fruitful year dada???? \u2014 VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 8, 2017 #HappyBirthdayDada @SGanguly99 A true legend of #cricket who gave us memorable moments. Prayers for your good health & best wishes. pic.twitter.com\/tA9rjbGxY9 \u2014 Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) July 8, 2017 #HappyBirthdayDada! You've always been an inspiration and a true hero. Have a great one, @SGanguly99 ???????? God bless you ???? #Topman ???? \u2014 Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 8, 2017 Wishing dearest @SGanguly99 many happy returns of the day lots of love dadi. pic.twitter.com\/aayhy5VFWa \u2014 yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 8, 2017 Many many happy returns of the day dada! Hope you continue to show direction to #bengal cricket as always! @SGanguly99 #HappyBirthdayDada pic.twitter.com\/hpptfaw10L \u2014 Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) July 7, 2017 That @imVkohli wants Shastri as coach is one way of looking at current situation;other is Shastri didnt deserve to be removed in first place \u2014 Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 27, 2017 Happy Birthday to one of India's finest cricketers, Sourav Ganguly! ???????? What is your favourite memory from his career? pic.twitter.com\/ufGXZVl91e \u2014 ICC (@ICC) July 8, 2017 Happy Birthday, @SGanguly99. Here's wishing you a great year ahead #HappyBirthdayDada pic.twitter.com\/42tPO25fjN \u2014 BCCI (@BCCI) July 8, 2017 To him Ind test cricket owes a lot. Wins in 71 and 86 notwithstanding, @SGanguly99 made winning abroad a regular reality.Happy bday Sourav. pic.twitter.com\/zyWlSYsQ26 \u2014 Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) July 8, 2017 Sourav Ganguly took charge of the Indian cricket team when it was going through a tough time after the match-fixing scandal. Under him, the team entered the final of the Knockout tournament in 2000 and also ended up as the runner-up in the 2003 ODI World Cup. In 2002 Ganguly led his side to a Champions Trophy win.