Every now and then befall a cricketer who changes the way the game is looked at. When it comes to Indian cricket, Sourav Ganguly is one name that change the way the world look at India. A few people are born leaders and Ganguly is needs one of them. everything about hin this Sourav Ganguly biography.
Sourav Ganguly biography :
Popularly and known as Dada , he is one of the finest to have played for India. Many discretion him as the greatest captain of Indian cricket of all time. He certitude has the facts to prove that. First of all, Sourav Ganguly biography is very interestingly from his story is not short of being a typical Bollywood story. His profession has seen it all. He have witnessed the highest and the lowest as well. One thing that happened to him was that he dealt with everything like a correct champion.
Early life :
Sourav Ganguly was born on July 8, 1972, in Kolkata(behala) . Chandidas Ganguly and Nirupa Ganguly got their second child after Snehashish Ganguly.
Cricket wasn’t the most famous sport on West Bengal as football took precedence those days. Sourav was also interested in football but his parents didn’t want him to take any sport for a career due to academics. But his elder brother Snehashish was a stable cricketer for Bengal and helped his sibling to build a profession in cricket.
He was enrolled in a cricket academy where his batting talent was numbered. He grew up playing the sport with his brother and wise the tricks of the trade. Gradually, he rose through the ranks and after scoring a century for Orissa Under-15, became the captain of St. Xavier School’s cricket team in school.
Sourav Ganguly was selected to play for the Bengal team in 1989. Coincidentally, his brother was cancel from the side that year. The left-hander came to the limelight after an captivating show in the Ranji Trophy in the 1990-91 season.
International debut :
Sourav Ganguly drawn up his international debut in the year 1992. It didn’t turn out to be the norm start as he could score just 3 runs batting at No.6 in an ODI against the West Indies at the Gabba, Brisbane.
He reportedly refused to carrying the drinks for the players as he believed that it wasn’t his job. However, Ganguly deny any such happenings. It was the time when he went back to domestic cricket and work hard. The left-hander was a fertile run-getter in the Ranji seasons of 93, 94 and 95.
After his knocking of 171 in the 1995-96 Duleep Trophy, Ganguly was called back to the Indian side. He played an ODI on the travel to England and then was removed from the Test side. Later, Navjot Singh Siddhu left the England travel due to mistreatment by the then captain Mohammad Azharuddin.
As a result, Sourav Ganguly got a chance to rehash his Test debut. In the second Test of the tour that was played at the Lord’s London, he represented the national side for the first time in the white. In the same game, Rahul Dravid also compiled his Test debut. Ganguly scored 131 while Dravid compiled 95.
It was the knock that put Sourav Ganguly on the world map. In the next Test, Ganguly scored 136 and became the third batsman in the history to score centuries in the first 2 innings. The world had vouch the rise of Ganguly who then was being deemed as the future of Indian cricket. He had the presentation of an immaculate timing, he was termed as the “God of the off side”.
The golden captaincy of era Sourav Ganguly :
Indian team flourished under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly for a number of years to come. Personally, also, it was a great time for him as his wife gave birth to their daughter which they name Sana. India won the Natwest tri-series in England by defeating the hosts in the final on the back of a notable partnership by Mohammad Kaif and Yuvraj Singh. The memories of Sourav Ganguly waving his shirt on the Lord’s balcony are still fresh.
In 2003, Indian reached the final of the World Cup. They had lost just one game an route to the final. Ganguly had a terrific time in the tournament as he scored 465 runs at an average of 58.12 with three hundreds. Unfortunately, Australia was too good in the final and Australia won the World Cup. Ganguly’s decision to bowl first after win the toss was criticized by many.
Sourav Ganguly India had won the famous Test in Adelaide under his captaincy and drew the Test series 1-1 against Australia. Ganguly won the Padma Shree, India’s fourth highest civilian reward in 2004. The team won several big series under him ,in the golden era of Indian cricket took place as the side started winning overseas.
The Chappell Saga :
The Australian cricketer Greg Chappell became the head coach of India in September 2005. Chappell sent an email to BCCI stating that Sourav Ganguly was “physically and mentally” unfit to lead the side and that his “divide and rules” was damaging the Indian team.
The Board tried to interfere and attempted to bring the 2 together to work as a team. But due to a poor runing form and disputes with the coach, Ganguly was removed from the captaincy and also dropped from the side. Rahul Dravid was chosen to leading the team from that point onwards.
Comeback and the retirement :
The left-hander scored a decisive 51 runs in the first Test against South Africa. won the match India in Johannesburg and Ganguly was adamant to do well in this stint. Ganguly was recalled to the ODI side as well and put in some impressive performances that gave him a place in the 2007 ODI World Cup.
Gaguly was doing well consistently and decided to bid adieu to international cricket while being in a rich vein of form.
IPL and post-retirement life :
Sourav Ganguly was one of the icon players in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League in 2008. Ganguly was captained the Kolkata Knight Riders side but the franchise didn’t do too well in the first season. Brendon McCullum was select to lead, In 2009. Sourav Ganguly returned as the captain in 2010 but after the franchise failed to do well again, KKR opted to let him go.
Ganguly was signed by the new franchise Pune Warriors India, In the year 2011. He represent the team for 2 seasons and that team didn’t shine as well. Dada was decided to retire from the IPL as well and didn’t feature in the 6th edition of the league, In 2012.
After retirement, Ganguly has been active in the development of the game. He was appointed by the Supreme Court and is also one of the 4 members of IPL’s Governing Council. Also he is responsible for all the functions of the tournaments.
CAB President to BCCI President :
Sourav Ganguly, who is currently the President in Cricket Association of Bengal, will have to demit his post after 9 months so that he can go in the cooling-off period as on 23rd October 2019, Sourav Ganguly was unopposed elected as the President of Board of Cricket Control of India. He was the only 2nd ex-captain to be elected for this position since 1954. With Sourav Ganguly taking the key position of the BCCI, the Indian fans are also expecting the revolution in the Cricket board as he had done in the team of India while he was the captain.
Sourav Ganguly age 47
Sourav Gnguly birthday 8 july 1972
Sourav Ganguly father name Chandiddas Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly mother name Nirupa Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly brother name Snehasish Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly wife Dona Roy
Sourav Ganguly daughter name Sana Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly Bcci Presdent date 23 octorber 2019
Sourav Ganguly home 2/6 biren roy road behala
Sourav Ganguly date of birth 8 july 1972
Sourav Ganguly height 1.8 meters (180cm)
Sourav Ganguly cars collection Mecedas Benz , BMWs
Sourav Ganguly school name 1.st.Xavier”s collegiate school
Sourav Ganguly college name University of Calcutta
Sourav Ganguly nick name Maharaj,Dada
Career Stats of Sourav Ganguly.
Batting Stats :
Format Matches Innings Not-Outs Runs Highest Average
Strike Rate 100s 50s
Tests 113 188 17 7212 239 42.17 51.25 16 35
ODIs 311 300 23 11363 183 41.02 73.7 22 72
T20s 77 73 4 1726 91 25.01 107 0 8
Bowling Stats :
Format Matches Innings Wickets BBI BBM Average
Economy Strike Rate 4Ws 5Ws
Tests 113 99 32 28/3 37/3 52.53 3.23 97.4 0 0
ODIs 311 171 100 16/5 16/5 38.49 5.06 45.6 1 2
First-class 254 167 46/6 36.52 3.29
List A 437 171 16/5 16/5 38.86 4.86 47.9 4 2
T20s 77 37 29 27/3 27/3 26.06 7.91 19.7 0 0