Veteran Maidan coach Ashok Mustafi, who also trained former India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly during his formative years, died after a prolonged illness on Thursday morning.He was 86. He is survived by a daughter, based in London.Ganguly’s father had put the left-hander under Mustafi in his formative years as he took his early cricketing lessons along with his friend Sanjay Das.
India’s resurgence was witnessed when Sourav Ganguly was at the helm as the Men in Blue climbed up to No.2 position in the ICC Test rankings. India won ICC Champions Trophy in 2002 (joint-winners) and made it to the final of the 2003 World Cup under Ganguly’s leadership.‘Dada’ is regarded as the most successful Indian Test skipper overseas as he steered India to 11 triumphs along with giving chances to young prospects. Apart from his captaincy, Ganguly was also known for his flamboyant batting style.
The Prince of Kolkata scored majority of his runs through the off-side.Ganguly’s father had put him under Mustafi in his formative years as he took his early cricketing lessons along with his friend Sanjay Das.Last month Mustafi’s condition had deteriorated and Ganguly along with his close friend Sanjay made all the arrangements for his treatment.Dekho eh video ch hun kis mahan hasti di hoi mautt,In 1992, Mustafi joined Howrah Union before associating himself with a coaching centre near his residence in Saltlake.
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