|Full Name||Sourav Ganguly|
|Date of Birth||July 8, 1972|
|Hometown||Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Achievement||First player to score three tons in the history of the ICC Champions Trophy|
|Networth||$50 Million (Rs. 365 Crore)|
|Parent||Nirupa Ganguly & Chandidas Ganguly|
|ODI Debut||vs West Indies at The Gabba, Jan 11, 1992|
|Test Debut||vs England at Lord’s, Jun 20, 1996|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium fast|
|Teams Played for||India, Bengal, Lancashire, Glamorgan, Northamptonshire, Kolkata Knight Riders, Pune Warriors India|
|IPL Debut||vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Apr 18, 2008|
|Captain||Indian Cricket Team|
|Alma Mater||University of calcutta|
Sourav Ganguly originally named Gangopadhyay was born on 8 July 1972. He is also known as Dada (meaning brother in Bengali) an Indian cricket executive commentator and former captain of the national team. 39th and current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He is known as the Emperor of Indian Cricket.During his playing career, Ganguly established himself as one of the leading batsmen in the world and one of the most successful captains of the Indian national cricket team. While batting he was very efficient on the offside and earned the nickname the God of the outfield position for his finesse at square and cover.
Test debut vs Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club, Jul 26, 2010
Last Test vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Jan 06, 2015
ODI debut vs Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Jul 30, 2005
Last ODI vs England at Headingley, Jul 17, 2018
T20 debut vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Dec 01, 2006
Last T20 vs England at County Ground, Jul 08, 2018
IPL debut vs Punjab Kings at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Apr 19, 2008
Last IPL vs Rajasthan Royals at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Oct 02, 2021
Sourav Ganguly Family
His father was one of the richest men in town and ran a thriving printing business. His father died on February 21 2013 at the age of 73 after a long illness. Sourav Ganguly’s elder brother Sanihachis Ganguly an established cricketer supported Ganguly’s dream of becoming a cricketer and convinced his father to enroll Ganguly in a cricket training camp during the summer holidays. He joined a cricket academy where his batting skills were noticed.
Batting Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary
In 1989 Sourav Ganguly was drafted to play for the Bengals. Coincidentally his brother pulled out of the side that year. South came into the spotlight after a brilliant run in the Ranji Cup in 1990-91.
Education of Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly completed his education at St. Xavier’s School’s during his school days he started
Showing interest in football and started practicing. Play many matches on the school’s behalf. Sourav Ganguly’s elder brother Snehashish Ganguly who is already a cricketer supports Gangulys dream of becoming a cricketer and persuades his father to enroll Ganguly in a cricket training camp for the summer vacation. He attended a cricket academy where his batting talent was noted.
He learned cricket with his brother and despite being right-handed he learned to bat left-handed so that he could use his brother’s sports equipment. He scored a century against Odisha U-15 and captained the St. Xaviers School cricket team.
Start of Sourav Ganguly Career
International Career ODI
He made his ODI debut in January 1992 against West Indies. He did not get off to a good start as he could only score runs at number 3. 6 in an ODI at the Gabba Brisbane. Not only did he fail in his first match but he became famous for his arrogance. He was then dropped from the national team prompting him to immediately return to domestic competition. In the following two seasons he scored big in the Ranji Trophy. He was the top scorer in the Ranji series with 9394 and 95. He scored 171 runs in the 1995-96 Duleep Trophy and was called up to the Indian team.
After the 1995–96 Duleep Trophy he was called up to the Indian squad for the 1996 tour of England amid intense scrutiny. He played in one ODI but was dropped from the team for the first Test. Skipper Mohammad Azharuddin Ganguly made his Test debut against England in the second Test of the three-match series at Lords Cricket Ground alongside Rahul Dravid after being pulled out of the tournament party citing misbehavior by teammate Navjot Singh Sidhu. England won the first Test of the three-match series. Although Ganguly scored a century he became only the third cricketer after Harry Graham and John Hampshire to do so on his debut on Sunday.
Andrew Strauss and Matt Prior have achieved the feat but Gangulys 131 runs are the most by any batsman on debut. India did not need to bat in the second innings as the match ended in a draw. He scored 136 in a Test match at Trent Bridge becoming only the third batsman (after Lawrence Rowe and Alvin Kalicharan) to score a century in his first two innings. He shared a partnership of 255 runs with Sachin Tendulkar. Highest partnership for any wicket for India against any country outside India. The Test again ended in a draw as England won the series 1–0; Ganguly scored 48 runs in the second innings.
Ganguly Captaincy Era
After several match-fixing scandals by several team players in 2000 Sourav Ganguly was appointed captain of the Indian cricket team decision which was delayed when Tendulkar resigned due to his health. Ganguly is the deputy captain. His early start as a strong captain led India to a draw win over South Africa in a five-game ODI series that led the Indian team to the final of the ICC Knockout Trophy 2000. Beating men in blue.
Then came a series of films that proved to be a game changer for Sourav Ganguly as well as Indian cricket. Australia were the champions at that time and it was a dream for any team to beat them. Under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly India created a stir. Australia won the 16-Test series in 2001.
During his captaincy, his individual performance deteriorated particularly in 2015. from Australia’s World Cup tour in 2003 and the Pakistan series in 2004. For the first time since 1969 Australia won the Tests held in India. In After indolence in 2004 and poor form in 2005 Sourav Ganguly was dropped from the team in October 2005. The captaincy was handed over to his former deputy Rahul Dravid. In the year The bad situation continued in 2007 when Greg Chappell was appointed as the coach of the Indian team. It was bad for India as there were clashes with many veteran players and Ganguly was one of them. Greg Sourav says he is mentally and physically unfit to lead the Indian team.
After his impressive performance in Domestic Cricket Ganguly was recalled ten months later during India’s tour of South Africa. Middle Orderer Suresh Raina has been included in the squad along with out-of-form Mohammad Kaif in place of Sourav Ganguly. He scored 51 runs in the first match. Test against South Africa. Ganguly’s brilliant performance won the match for India in Johannesburg. He was also recalled to the ODI squad and some impressive performances earned him a place in the 2007 ODI World Cup.