FACE OF THE EVENT
Sourav Ganguly, or Dada as he is known to the people of Kolkata, can easily be considered as one of the best batsmen in the world from mid 1990s to late 2000s.Known for his aggressive batting style, stylish strokes on the off-side and his never say die attitude, Ganguly has scored over 18,000 run in tests and ODIs and is still amongst the top 10 ODI run getters in the world.
Ganguly is one of the most loved personalities in India and especially in his home town of Kolkata. His presence at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, will add fillip to the event and encourage many more to embrace this sport of running.
Commenting on his association, Face of the Event Sourav Ganguly said: “It's fascinating to see how Tata Steel Kolkata 25K has soon become one of the main sporting events of the metro. The last five years have been truly inspirational and encouraging as thousands of Kolkata’s citizens came out to the start line, to put their best foot forward on race day. I can say with conviction that TSK 25K has found its place in the heart of the city."
He further added, "The Ananda Run has been the showcase of Kolkata's spirit and this time with the exciting additions to the event, I am hopeful that Kolkatans will pour in their support. I am very proud to be associated with such a quality sports event and even more proud to see Kolkata waking up to a new healthier lifestyle.”