Harbhajan, Yuvraj congratulate new BCCI president Thakur

Last Updated 22 May 2016, 08:50 IST

 Senior India players Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj today took to twitter to congratulate the newly-elected BCCI president Anurag Thakur.

"Congratulations @ianuragthakur for becoming the @BCCI president.. Best wishes," Harbhajan wrote on his twitter page while Yuvraj wrote:"Congratulations to @ianuragthakur for becoming the youngest BCCI president!"

India discard Gautam Gambhir also congratulated Thakur.

"Congrats @ianuragthakur on taking over @bcci president. Go well paaji. Hope Indian cricket continues to prosper."

Not only cricketers but administrators also congratulated the three-time BJP MP.
"Many congratulations to him on behalf of the Board. It's a very big responsibility on his shoulders. Our endeavour is to work as one united family and take cricket forward in India and globally.

"I also thank Shashank Manohar for his tenure as BCCI president and the way he strengthened it. We hope he will continue to be out guiding light. We have full faith in the newly-elected president and secretary and we are sure under their guidance the Board, which is going through tough times, will overcome them with transparency," Scindia said.

However Scindia did not express his opinion on whether these times can be termed as difficult for board.

"I don't necessarly thing that it's an easy time or tough time. I think it's important that we are transparent, accountable. And I think if we are transparent and accountable I personally don't think any situation is a situation which cannot be overcome.

"Under Anurag Thakur as well as Ajay Shirke I think the Board will rise to the expectations of not only the Lodha Committee or the courts but will also rise to expectations of 1.3 billion in this country and billions of people across the world."

CAB secretary Avishek Dalmiya also joined the bandwagon to congratulate Thakur.

"Many congratulations to Anurag Thakur on becoming the consensus candidate for the post of BCCI President. While he brings youth at the top, he also has the required experience since he has been associated with the BCCI for over 16 years", said Dalmiya.

(Published 22 May 2016, 08:50 IST)

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