A real fighter and fearless, Sourav Ganguly is among the finest captains India has ever produced. Began his profession as an opener, Sourav excelled in each take a look at and ODIs, scoring greater than 18000 runs in 424 matches throughout all codecs. Ganguly is among the finest left-arm batsmen to ever play the sport and was invincible within the offside. He took ever the captaincy within the worst part of Indian cricket when it was on the verge of getting declined resulting from match-fixing allegations on Indian cricketers. However the skipper rescued the crew from shortage and took it to new heights by instilling braveness, dedication, and a optimistic angle in younger gamers. At present Sourav Ganguly turned 49, let’s take a stare upon some fascinating details about Prince of Calcutta, which is able to you place you in awe.
Fascinating Info About Sourav Ganguly
- Sourav Chandidas Ganguly was born on eighth July in 1972 in Calcutta to businessman Chandidas and housewife Nirupa Ganguly. He had a really lavish childhood. His father arrange a health club and follow turf in-house for him to follow.
- Ganguly’s dad and mom used to name him “Maharaja” and teammates would name him “Dada”. Later Sir Geoffrey Boycott gave him the nickname “The Prince of Calcutta” for his wonderful batting.
- In his childhood, he used to love to play soccer. His mom was not in favor of taking sport as a profession. Afterward, his elder brother Snehasish supported him to play cricket professionally. As his brother was a left-handed batsman, he additionally started batting as a left-hander in order that he might his cricket equipments. However he bowls, writes, and does all work together with his proper hand.
- Sourav made his first-class debut in 1989 for Bengal as a substitute of his elder brother Snehasish Ganguly, who was axed from the facet.
- Dada made his first look in ODI cricket in 1992 in opposition to West Indies and managed to make 3 runs solely. The administration promptly sacked him from the nationwide facet accusing him of misbehavior and never taking drinks within the floor for gamers. Nonetheless, the southpaw nonetheless denies it.
- Ganguly made a grand announcement of his Check profession, smashing 131 off 301 balls at Lord’s in 1996 in opposition to England.
- The Prince of Calcutta was fortuitous for India. Each time Ganguly scored 100, India by no means misplaced a match in take a look at cricket. He has amassed 7212 runs in 113 assessments with a formidable common of 42.13.
- Sourav Ganguly is the one participant on the planet to get 4 consecutive awards in ODIs, he completed the feat in 1997.
- Ganguly is the primary participant to smack 3 centuries within the Champions Trophy historical past.
- Until 2017, Sourav Ganguly was the quickest participant to attain 9000 ODI runs (in 228 innings) later AB DE Villiers broke it by making it in 205 innings. Presently, he’s 4th quickest to take action.
- Ganguly has gained just one ICC occasion in his profession as a skipper, the 2002 Champions Trophy.
- Within the World Cup, Sourav Ganguly scored the best rating by an Indian, 183 off 158 balls in opposition to Sri Lanka within the 1999 World Cup.
- After Greg Chappell’s appointment because the coach of India in 2005, Sourav Ganguly didn’t have an excellent relationship with him as Chappell didn’t belief his functionality as a participant and captain. Consequently, the administration axed him from the crew and he made a robust comeback in 2006, making 51* & 25 in 1st and 2nd innings apiece in opposition to South Africa.
- Ganguly captained the Indian crew for five minutes in his final worldwide match at MS Dhoni’s request, which was performed in opposition to Australia in 2008.
- County Cricket is the perfect amongst all of the home crickets. Ganguly has performed for 3 County groups Lancashire (2000), Glamorgan (2005), and Northamptonshire (2006).
- Kolkata Knight Riders purchased Sourav Ganguly within the maiden IPL season in 2008. He led the facet within the season and in addition performed the primary ball of the IPL.
- Delhi Capitals chosen the southpaw for the advisory position within the 2019 IPL.
- Dada served because the president of the Cricket Affiliation of Bengal from 2015 to 2019. In October 2019, Ganguly turned the president of BCCI.
- Sourav Ganguly acquired married to his girlfriend Dona in 1997. There was a rumor that the couple even eloped as soon as earlier than their marriage. The completely happy couple is blessed with a daughter named “Sana”.
- Together with being a classical cricketer, Sourav was the proprietor of a restaurant known as “The Meals Pavilion”. His fellow teammate Sachin Tendulkar inaugurated the restaurant.
- Following his curiosity in soccer, Sourav co-owns a soccer franchise known as “Atletico De Kolkata” in ISL.
- The Indian Authorities bestowed him the distinguished “Padma Shri” award in 2004. In 2013, the federal government of West Bengal conferred him the “Banga Bibhusan Award” in 2013.
- The Govt of West Bengal named a highway after his identify in Rajarhat Gopalpur, (Sourav Ganguly Avenue) for his illustrious profession as a cricketer.
- Ganguly has worn 99, 24, and 1 No jersey throughout his profession.
- The Prince of Calcutta’s approximate internet value is $50 Million.
- The ex-Indian captain’s take a look at common by no means dipped beneath 40 in his profession.
- For the competency of taking part in photographs on the off facet elegantly, Sourav Ganguly is known as “The God of Off-side””.
- The present BCCI President launched his autobiography ” A Century Is Not Sufficient” in 2018.
- in 2002, Sourav Ganguly eliminated his t-shirt for celebration following the Natwest Sequence victory at Lord’s in retaliation for Flintoff’s identical aggressive commemoration at Wankhede stadium earlier in the identical 12 months.
- Taking part in his final take a look at match in Nagpur in 2008, Ganguly bid adieu to worldwide cricket.
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