Sourav ganguly Biography & Wiki, Weight, Height, Age, Birth date
Sourav Chandidas Ganguly (born 8 July 1972), affectionately known as Dada (meaning “elder brother” in Bengali), is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team, Currently, he is appointed as the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal and President of the Editorial Board with Wisden India. During his playing career, Ganguly established himself as one of the world’s leading batsmen, particularly in the one-day format. He was especially prolific through the off side, earning the nickname God of the Off Side for his elegant strokeplay square of the wicketand through the covers.
Sourav Ganguly is one of the four members of the Indian Premier League’s Governing Council, responsible for all the functions of the tournament. He was appointed by Supreme Court in January 2016. He is also a member of Technical Committee, Indian Premier League.
Ganguly was introduced into the world of cricket by his elder brother, Snehasish. He is regarded as one of India’s most successful captains in modern times, and one of the greatest ODI batsmen of all time. He started his career by playing in state and school teams. Currently, he is the 8th highest run scorer in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and was the 3rd batsman in history to cross the 10,000 run landmark, after Sachin Tendulkar and Inzamam Ul Haq. In 2002, the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack ranked him the sixth greatest ODI batsman of all time, next to Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Dean Jones and Michael Bevan.
After playing in different Indian domestic tournaments, such as the Ranji and Duleep trophies, Ganguly got his big-break while playing for India on their tour of England. He scored 131 runs and cemented his place in the Indian team. Ganguly’s place in the team was assured after successful performances in series against Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia, winning the Man of the Match awards. In the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he was involved in a partnership of 318 runs with Rahul Dravid, which remains the highest overall partnership score in the World Cup tournament history. Due to the match-fixing scandals in 2000 by other players of the team, and for his poor health, Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar resigned his position, and Ganguly was made the captain of the Indian cricket team. He was soon the subject of media criticism after an unsuccessful stint for county side Durham and for taking off his shirt in the final of the 2002 NatWest Series. He led India into the 2003 World Cup final, where they were defeated by Australia. Due to a decrease in individual performance, he was dropped from the team in the following year. Ganguly was awarded the Padma Shri in 2004, one of India’s highest civilian awards. He returned to the National team in 2006, and made successful batting displays. Around this time, he became involved in a dispute with Indian team coach Greg Chappell over several misunderstandings. Ganguly was again dropped from the team, however he was selected to play in the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
Ganguly joined the Kolkata Knight Riders team as captain for the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament in 2008. The same year, after a home Test series against Australia, he announced his retirement from international cricket. He continued to play for the Bengal team and was appointed the chairman of the Cricket Association of Bengal’s Cricket Development Committee. The left-handed Ganguly was a prolific One Day International (ODI) batsman, with over 11,000 ODI runs to his credit. He is one of the most successful Indian Test captains to date, winning 21 out of 49 test matches.Sourav Gangly is the most successful Indian test captain overseas with 11 wins. The Indian team was ranked eighth in the ICC rankings before he became the captain, and under his tenure the team rank went up to second. An aggressive captain, Ganguly is credited with having nurtured the careers of many young players who played under him, and transforming the Indian team into an aggressive fighting unit.
Along with Harshavardhan Neotia, Sanjiv Goenka, Utsav Parekh, and Spanish La Liga side Atlético de Madrid, Ganguly is also the co-owner of Atlético de Kolkata, a franchise of the Indian Super League, which won the inaugural season in 2014.
Ganguly was awarded with the Banga Bibhushan Award from the Government of West Bengal on 20 May 2013.
Ganguly is currently a part of the Supreme Court of India appointed Justice Mudgal Committee probe panel for the IPL Spot fixing and betting scandal’s investigations.
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|Biography of Sourav ganguly|
|Real Name||Sourav Chandidas Ganguly|
|Nick Name||Bengal Tiger, Maharaja, Dada, The God of the Off Side, The Warrior Prince|
|Profession||Former Indian Cricketer|
|Physical Status & More of Sourav ganguly|
|Height||in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 11”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 68 kg
in Pounds- 150 lbs
|Personal Life of Sourav ganguly|
|Date of Birth||8 July 1972|
|Age ||44 Years|
|Birth Place||Behala, Calcutta (presently Kolkata), West Bengal, India|
|Hometown||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|School||St. Xavier’s Collegiate School. Kolkata, West Bengal|
|College||St Xavier’s college|
|Education Qualifications||St Xavier’s college|
|Family||Father- Chandidas Ganguly
Mother- Nirupa Ganguly
Brother- Snehasish Ganguly (former cricket player)
|Best Friends||Ms Dhoni|
|Home Address||2/6 Biren Roy Road Behala, Kolkata – 700 008, West Bengal, India.|
|Hobbies||Listening Music, Playing Soccer|
|Cricket History Of Sourav ganguly|
|International Debut||Test- 20 June 1996 vs England at Lord’s
ODI- 11 January 1992 vs West Indies at Brisbane
|Domestic/State Team||West Bengal, Glamorgan, Lancashire|
|IPL Team||Pune Warriors India|
|Nature on field||Aggressive|
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|Career Turning Point||In the 1996 tour of England (which was his debut test), when he scored two consecutive centuries in the two innings.|
|Records [Main]||In One Day International, he is the only cricketer to win four consecutive Man of the Match Awards.
With 11363 runs, he is India’s second and world’s 8th highest run scorer in the history of ODI.
He is the fastest batsman to reach the 9000 runs in the One Day International.
Having 10000 runs, 100 wickets and 100 catches in ODI, he is one of the only five cricketers to achieve this unique treble.
His score of 183 runs is the highest by an Indian batsman in a World Cup match.
By winning 11 out of 28 matches, he is the most successful Indian captain overseas.
|Favourite Shorts||Upper Cut|
|Likes To Play Again||Australia|
|Favourite Things Of Sourav ganguly|
|Favourite Food||Alu Posto, Chingri Macher Malaikari, Biriyani|
|Favourite Player||David Gowe|
|Favourite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, and veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee|
|Favourite Sports||Cricket and Soccer|
|Favourite Movie||Sholay (Hindi)|
|Girls , Affairs and More Of Sourav ganguly|
|Wife||Dona Ganguly, Odissi Dancer (married 1997)|
|Marriage Date||21 February 1997|
|Children||Daughter- Sana Ganguly (born November 2001)
|Style Of Sourav ganguly|
|Earning Money of Sourav ganguly|
|Net Worth||$55.5 million|
|Salary per Match||Test Match: Rs 7 Lakh per match
One-Day Internationals: Rs 4 Lakh per match
Twenty20 Internationals: Rs 2 Lakh per match