Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has expressed his pride at a clip of West Bengal police manually shifting a fallen tree to clear the road after cyclone Amphan struck the eastern parts of India in the last 2 days.

Ganguly, who was himself born and brought up in Kolkata, took to Twitter to retweet the clip posted by Debasmita Das (Deputy Commissioner of Police, South East Division, Kolkata) with the caption: “So proud of kolkata police@kolkata police”.

Cyclone Amphan has left 72 people dead and thousands homeless in West Bengal, battering several parts of the state and washing away bridges and swamping low-lying areas.

On Thursday, Ganguly, who lives in a palatial bungalow in the Behala area of Kolkata, had to save an age-old tree at his house which got uprooted due to the cyclone.

The former India captain posted a couple of pictures on his social media account, revealing details of the damage the cyclone caused to the tree.

“The mango tree in the house had to be lifted, pulled back and fixed again .. strength at its highest,” Ganguly wrote.

The fiercest cyclone to hit West Bengal in 100 years destroyed mud houses and agriculture crops, and uprooted trees and electric poles also wreaked havoc in Odisha damaging power and telecom infrastructure in several coastal districts.

Two districts of Bengal were “completely devastated” as Kolkata and several parts of the state wore a battered look after the storm left thousands of people homeless, washed away bridges and swamped low-lying areas.

Large portions of Kolkata and its suburbs, which has a population of 14.1 million, were flooded and many roads littered with uprooted trees, some of which collapsed on parked cars and buildings.

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