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Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguky is the second most successful cricket captain of India. He is known to build Team India in world cricket. Get some interesting facts related to 'dada' of Indian cricket.

Personal Profile (Personal Biography)

Full Name:Sourav Chandidas Ganguly
Nick Name: Dada, The Prince of Kolkata
Date of Birth (Birthday):  July 08, 1972
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Birth Place:   Kolkata, India
Religion: Hindu
Marital Status:  Married

Family Background

Father's Name: Mr. Chandidas Ganguly
Mother's Name: Nirupa Ganguly
Brother : Snehasish Ganguly
Wife : Dona
Daughter : Sana
National Team : India
Sports Played : Cricket


  • - India
  • - Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL)
  • - Bengal (Ranji)
  • - Kent, Glemorgan (County)

Key Attributes

Batting: Left Handed Batsman
Batting Position: Opening (ODI), Middle Order (Test)
Bowling: Right Arm Medium

Interesting Facts

  • - 'Football' is Sourav's first love. He played for his school football team for four years.
  • - The first thing Saurav does after he checks into a hotel room is to place the portrait of goddess Kali and the picture of his wife Dona on his bed side table
  • - For Sourav Ganguly, there is nothing more relaxing than watching Dona (his wife who is a classical dancer)perform a danc routine.


  • - Ganguly is the only fourth player to cross 11,000 ODI runs.
  • - Virender Sehwag scored 254 against Pakistan, which is the second fastest double century in test cricket.
  • - He led India to their first series win in both Test and ODI’s in Pakistan
  • - He scored highest number of ODI runs in the year 1997, 1999 and 2000.
  • - Saurav Ganguly and Tendulkar were involved in a World Record Opening Partnership of 252.
  • - In the Sahara Cup 1997, Saurav Ganguly set a new World Record for 5 consecutive Man of the Match Awards.

Chappel - Ganguly Controversy

When India played against Zimbabwe in the year 2005, Ganguly scored majestic century against Zimbabwe where his form was not so good at that period. He was interviewed by the Harsha Bhogle in the later evening session after day's match was completed talking about his century .He was interviewed many questions asking about his shots and his return form then Harsha Bhogle asked that "Some has told you to step down from captaincy" is it right? Then Ganguly answered "ya it is true" and told it is part of a game, but that issue was stopped there later in the early 2006, Greg Chappel who was coach of Indian team emailed to BCCI stating that Ganguly was unfit to lead team India. This email was leaked through out media and country. However 10 months later he was again picked into Indian team.

Who is Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly is amongst the most successful captains of Indina cricket team with his inspiring and aggressive leadershipo skills. He is ambidextrous, a left-handed batsman and a right-handed bowler. With Sachin Tendulkar, he formed what was arguably the most successful opening pair ever in one-day cricket. This pair has the highest number of century partnership (16) for the first wicket. They together have scored 5621 runs at an average of 49.30.He is known for hitting the "big sixes". He is also a useful extra bowler as a medium pacer. Ganguly's record as captain is outstanding. More importantly, he has been credited with transforming the Indian players into a vibrant team with an excellent team spirit.

Ganguly in IPL

Sourav Ganguly is the icon player of Kolkata Knight Riders and is lokked upon as the mentor of the team. He lead the team during the first editions of the IPL and has been selected as the captain once again in the third edition. His IPL record icludes 26 matches scoring 538 runs, with a highest score of unbeaten 91, and also claimnig 8 wickets with his medium fast bowling.


  • Padma Shri in 2004