Sourav Ganguly the Prince of Calcutta will turn 48 on Wednesday Birth Day?
Sourav Ganguly the Prince of Calcutta will turn 48 on Wednesday. The former captain has a huge fan base in the world.
His fans has already started celebration of his birthday. He is known for his aggressive captaincy in the world. He is one of the great captain and batsman in the world.
Ganguly has been appreciated always for making a the Indian team with the young talent while India team was scandaled by match fixing. He is also known as Dada in the world.
Sourav Ganguly was born on 8 July 1972 in Calcutta. His father Chandidas was one of the richest man in the city. Ganguly is also known as Maharaja.
He has an attraction on football since his childhood. He choosed left handed batting so that he could use his brother’s sporting equipment. His brother also played for Bengal cricket team.
On 11 January 1992 Ganguly debut in ODI cricket against West Indies and scored only three run on his debut match.
He was immediately dropped from the team for his arrogant behavior. After brilliant performance in Ranji trophy he was recalled in test match series against England in 1996.
On the third match of that series he scored another century ha became the third batsman in the world and became the first player from Indian to score two century in his first two innings.
On that match he shared 255 run partnership with Sachin Tendulkar which became the highest partnership for India for any wicket outside India at that time. Ganguly was a part of Indian team in the 1999 world cup.
perform in that world cup , scored 183 run against Sri Lanka in that world cup which is his career best score in ODI cricket. His 318 runs partnership with Rahul Dravid is still a record in world cup.
The made a new India team with,
new fresh talent like Yuvraj, Shewag, Zaheer, Kaif, Dhoni those were debut under Ganguly’s captaincy..
When Ganguly selected for captain of India team then the rank of the team was ten in test and the team reached at no two position in test under his captaincy.
The incident of 2002 NetWest series final on Loards is still remarkable. Under his captaincy India played the final against Australia in 2003 World Cup.
He is significan as one of great captain in the world. Beside his captaincy he was also a very good batsman. With the average of 41 he scored 11363 run in ODI and scored more that 7000 runs in test match..
Dada was the thrid batsman to score 10000 run in odi. Not only bat he contributed with ball too he had two five wicket hall in odi. He is also famous for this stylist batting style , he is also known as God of the Off side.
There was many misunderstanding between Ganguly and Greg Chappell. For his poor form he was dropped out from the team in 2005. He made his came back in 2006 and selected for 2007 World Cup.
In Ipl he joined Kolkata Knight Riders team and was selected as captain. He remained in the Kolkata Knight Riders team for next three years though he was removed from captaincy in 2009 session of IPL.
Ganguly got Padms Shri award in 2004. He was awarded with the Banga Bibhushan Award from Government of West Bengal.
He was president of Cricket association of Bengal now he is president of BCCI from 2019. In Indian Super League he is a co-owner of Atletico de Kolkata team.