Sourav ganguly Biography

Sourav Ganguly biographySourav Ganguly biography: Ganguly is left-hand batsman, medium pace bowler and also possess excellent fielding skills. Dada is a former Indian international cricketer and also the captain of the Indian national cricket team. Currently, he is holding the position of the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). Sourav Ganguly was among the world’s best and leading batsmen during his international cricket career. He had the special abilities in the ODI format of the game. Additionally, he was the best batsman of the off-side stroke play and was also regarded as the “God of the off-side.”

Sourav Ganguly biography facts

Sourav Ganguly biography:-

  • The birthday of Sourav Chandidas Ganguly taken place on 8th of July 1972 in Kolkata.
  • He is the youngest son of his parents Nirupa Ganguly and Chandidas Ganguly.
  • Sourav has an elder brother named Snehashish.
  • Sourav Ganguly biographySnehashish was already a well-established cricketer for the Bengal cricket team.
  • Sourav Ganguly had a delightful childhood that’s why he was nicknamed as ‘Maharaja.’
  • Ganguly’s father died on 21st of February 2013 at the age of 73 after a long illness.
  • During the time of his childhood, the game of football was the favorite sport for the people of Calcutta. Sourav was alsoattracted to this game. His mother Nirupa was also very supportive of Ganguly taking up Football.
  • But his elder brother Snehasish supported Ganguly’s dream to be a cricketer and asked their father to allow Sourav to go to cricket academy during his summer holidays. Sourav was studying in 10th class At that time.
  • You will be surprised to know that basically, Sourav was a right-handed boy. But he learned to bat left-handed only to use the sporting equipment of his left-handed brother.
  • There is also an amazing incident related to the child Sourav. That is when Ganguly touring with a junior team, he refused to be the 12th man, as he felt that the 12th man has to do duties like organizing drinks and equipment for the players, delivering captain’s messages etc. He thought these duties were beneath his social status.
  • He is also known as his various famous nicknames as Dada, The Bengal Tiger and The Prince of Kolkata etc.

Amazing biography of Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly biography:-

  • Ganguly scored just 3 runs in his ODI debut match against West Indies in 1992.
  • Ganguly plays his Test debut match in the 2nd Test of a 3 match series against England at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Rahul Dravid was also debutant player in this match.
  • Sourav Ganguly smashes a century (131) in his test debut.
  • Ganguly’s marriage story was also very thrilling. He eloped with his childhood lover Dona Roy a Week after his successful tour of England. Both the families became sworn enemies to each other. However, both families confess and a formal wedding was held in February 1997.
  • Presently, Sourav Ganguly is among the 4 members of the IPL’s Governing Council appointed by Supreme Court in January 2016.
  • Moreover, Ganguly is also a member of the IPL’s Technical Committee.
  • Sourav Ganguly’s elder brother snehashish was the man to introduce him to the world of cricket.
  • Ganguly started playing cricket in state and school teams.
  • Till date, he is the 8th highest run scorer in ODI cricket.
  • Ganguly also became the 3rd batsman in ODI cricket history to cross the 10,000 runs after Sachin Tendulkar and Inzamam Ul Haq.
  • The Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, also known as the “Bible of Cricket” ranked Sourav Ganguly as the 6th greatest ODI batsman of all time.
  • Ganguly makes the way to the Indian national team, after playing in domestic tournaments, i.e. Duleep and Ranji trophies.Sourav Ganguly biography
  • He shared the 318 runs partnership with Rahul Dravid in the Cricket World Cup 1999, which is also the highest overall partnership in the World Cup history till now.

Sourav Ganguly vs Greg Chappell

Sourav Ganguly biography:-

  • When Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar resigned from the captaincy in 2000, then Ganguly holds the position of captain of the Indian cricket team.
  • Sourav Ganguly enjoyed the successful captaincy record throughout his career and marked as the most successful Indian captain until that time.
  • He led the Indian team to the World Cup 2003 final, but unfortunately, marked as runner-up when Australia beat India by 125 runs.
  • Ganguly was also the recipient of the Padma Shri award in 2004. This award is one of the highest civilian awards of India.
  • In fact, Ganguly’s career saw various up and downs. He got out from the team in 2005. Then he return to the National team in following year. At this time, he had some disputes with Indian team coach Greg Chappell. That’s why, he was again gone from the team, but again enter the squad for the Cricket World Cup 2007.
  • After a home Test series against Australia in 2008, Sourav Ganguly announced his retirement from international cricket.
  • In the same year, Sourav was bought by the Shahrukh Khan’s IPL team KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) as captain for the first session of the tournament in 2008.
  • He is 2nd most successful Indian Test captain after MS Dhoni. Indian team won 27 tests under Dhoni’s captaincy and 21 under Ganguly.

Sourav Ganguly take team India to top

  • Before Ganguly becoming the captain, The Indian team was at an 8th position in the ICC test rankings, but after Ganguly becoming the captain, team progress to second.
  • Ganguly is always known as an aggressive captain and having the credit of transforming the Indian cricket team into an aggressive fighting team.
  • Apart from this, the West Bengal Government honored Ganguly with the Banga Vibhushan Award in 2013.
  • Sourav Ganguly biographyGanguly is also currently a member of the Justice Mudgal Committee appointed by the Supreme Court of India for the IPL Spot fixing and related investigations.
  • Ganguly makes his debut in first-class cricket for Bengal in 1989. This was the same year his brother get exit from the Bengal team.

Some record statistics of Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly biography:-

  • In 1997, Ganguly hit his first ODI 100 (113) against Sri Lankan of 238. He also won 4 consecutive man of the match awards later that year.
  • In the world cup 1999, Ganguly blast with 183 from 158 balls in the match against Sri Lanka at Taunton. He hit 17 fours and 7 sixes in that inning.
  • He was the 7th Indian cricketer to have played 100 Test matches and the 4th Indian to have played 300+ ODIs.
  • Ganguly is 2nd Indian batsman In terms of most ODI runs after Sachin Tendulkar.
  • He is also among the10 batsmen to score more than 10,000 runs in ODIs.
  • Sourav Ganguly biographySourav Ganguly, Along with Tendulkar, has the world record of most century partnerships (26) in ODI cricket for the first wicket.
  • Ganguly became the 4th batsman to cross 11,000 ODI runs and was also after Tendulkar, the 2nd fastest batsman to do so in ODI cricket.
  • He is also among the 5 players in the world to achieve amazing triple of 10,000 runs, 100 wickets and 100 catches in ODI cricket history.
  • Sourav Ganguly is the only cricketer to win 4 consecutive man of the match awards in ODI cricket.
  • Ganguly holds the record for thehighest individual score (117) by any batsman in an ICC Champions Trophy final.
  • After AB De Villiers, he became the 2nd fastest batsman to reach 9,000 ODI runs.
  • Sourav Ganguly’s Test batting average never diminished below 40 throughout his career.
  • Sourav Ganguly has also another amazing record to score a century on test debut and to be got out first ball in his final Test innings.

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