Sourav Chandidas Ganguly
|Date of Birth||
July 8, 1972
Top Order Batsman, Former Captain
India, Kolkata Knight Riders, Bengal, Lancashire, Glamorgan, Northamptonshire, Pune Warriors, Melbourne Cricket Club, Asia XI, East Zone, and India Under-19
Sourav Ganguly is a former Indian international cricketer and a cricket commentator, who was appointed as the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal recently. Ganguly was a top-order batsman and occasionally bowled as a right-armed medium bowler.
He has served the Indian team as a captain for several years and established himself as one of the greatest captains of India in the history of cricket. He played for the national team of India from 1992 to 2008 and ascertained him as one of the world’s leading batsman of all-time with his scores. His effectual performance and clever tactics not only made him an intelligent squad-leader but also, an impactful person who is selected for several prestigious posts in Indian cricket.
He started his cricket career with his school cricket team and played for a few interstate matches, before making his international debut. His domestic career gave him some brilliant experiences in Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, etc. tournaments, which helped him in his international career later.
Ganguly made his international debut through an ODI match in 1992 and test debut in 1996. His remarkable career graph soon placed him as one of the most successful Indian batsmen of all-time, especially in the ODI format. His cunning captaincy skills awarded him as one of the most victorious leaders of Indian cricket as well. He is skilled in the offside in the crease which earned him the title of ‘God of Offside’.
In addition, his powerful shots with the brilliant ease of on front gave him huge appreciation from world cricket. He is currently regarded as the 8th best batsman amidst highest run-scorer in the world cricket, just after Sachin Tendulkar by ICC.
Currently, the Prince of Calcutta is the 39th President of The Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Debut Test Match: at Lord’s Stadium Vs England on 20th of June in 1996
Last Test Match: at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium Vs Australia on 6th of November in 2008
Debut ODI Match: at Brisbane Cricket Ground Stadium Vs West Indies on 11th of January in 1992
Last ODI: at Captain Roop Singh Stadium Vs Pakistan on 15th of November in 2007
Debut IPL Match: at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Vs Bangalore on 18th of April in 2008
Last IPL Match: at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium Vs Kolkata on 19th May 2012
He has scored 7212 runs in 113 matches in 12 years of Test career at an average of 42.18 and strike rate of 51.26 including 16 hundreds and 35 fifties
He has scored 11363 runs in 311 matches in 15 years of ODI career at an average of 40.73 and strike rate of 73.71 including 22 hundreds and 72 fifties
He has scored 1349 runs in 59 matches in 5 years of IPL career at an average of 25.45 and strike rate of 106.81
He has taken 32 wickets in 113 matches in 12 years of Test career at an average of 52.53 (as on July 8, 2019)
He has taken 100 wickets in 311 matches in 15 years of ODI career at an average of 38.49 including 2 five-wicket hauls (as on July 8, 2019)
He has taken 10 wickets in 59 matches in 5 years of IPL career at an average of 36.3 (as on July 8, 2019)
|Achievements/Records Associated With||
One of the most successful Indian captains of all-time
Sportsperson, Sports Administrator
Graduation in Commerce- St. Xavier’s College, Honorary PhD