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saurav ganguly biography

saurav ganguly

Full nameSourav Chandidas Gangopadhyay 
saurav ganguly
saurav ganguly
Born8 July 1972 (age 42)
Behala, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
NicknameThe Prince of Calcutta, The Maharaja, The God of the Off Side, Dada, The Warrior Prince
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting styleLeft-handed
Bowling styleRight arm medium
RoleBatsman
RelationsSnehasish Ganguly (brother), Dona Ganguly (wife)

saurav ganguly biography 

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly born 8 July 1972), affectionately known as Dada (meaning elder brother) is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team. along with Sachin Tendulkar, formed one of the most destructive opening pairs in history.

Quotes on ganguly

The Prince of Calcutta. Two of his special qualities are his intelligence and articulation, both of which have helped him immensely in the world of contemporary cricket. — Geoffrey Boycott

His biggest asset is his freakish sense of timing. When playing his big shots, he could be very dangerous.–Shaun Pollock

Ganguly is a very good leader. His return to the field brings a spring in the steps of the Indians. He is a great player- Ricky Ponting

Ganguly is the new Steve Waugh of mind games. -Ian Healy

He has got a lot of runs and we have a huge respect for him.- Graeme Smith

I’ve learnt so much from Sourav. He has played 15 years of cricket. Sitting down with him and getting to know phenomenal.- David Hussey

Sourav has given them [the Indian team] that confidence and ability to target teams or individuals at key times.–John Buchanan, Australian coach

Sourav’s best quality is that he has the ability to remain unperturbed even when he faces severe criticism.–Javagal Srinath

The Bengal tiger always has his tail up, ready to devour the opposition.–Navjot Singh Sidhu

On the offside, first there is God, then Sourav Ganguly. –Rahul Dravid

Sourav’s greatest strength is his mind. He is hardworking – not only in the nets but also mentally. He bounces back. – Sachin Tendulkar

Facts
Sourav's parents gave him the nickname ' Maharaj' meaning 'prince'. Perhaps they knew their son was born to lead. Later, Goeffrey Boycott fondly gave Sourav the nickname 'The Prince of Calcutta'.

Sourav replaced his elder brother Snehashish in the Bengal Ranji Trophy team.

  He was born into a family that had everything, with the exception of royalty.

Sourav’s first love was not cricket. In fact, it was football and he admits, that even today, he’d rather watch football than cricket on TV.

A 1.5 km road in Rajarhat in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal is named after  Sourav. He himself unveiled a plaque containing the new name of the road, Sourav Ganguly Avenue, at a function organized by the Rajarhat Gopalpur Municipality. 

 cricket career


Batting and fielding averages
MatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
Tests11318817721223942.171407051.25163590057710
ODIs311300231136318341.021541673.70227211221901000
First-class254399441568723944.1833891680
List A437421431562218341.3231971310
Twenty207773417269125.011613107.000818451280
Bowling averages
MatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10
Tests1139931171681323/283/3752.533.2397.4000
ODIs311171456138491005/165/1638.495.0645.6120
First-class2541110860991676/4636.523.2966.540
List A437819966461715/165/1638.864.8647.9420
Twenty207737573756293/273/2726.067.9119.7000
Career statistics
Test debutEngland v India at Lord's, Jun 20-24, 1996 
Last TestIndia v Australia at Nagpur, Nov 6-10, 2008 
ODI debutIndia v West Indies at Brisbane, Jan 11, 1992 
Last ODIIndia v Pakistan at Gwalior, Nov 15, 2007 
First-class debut1989/90
Last First-classBaroda v Bengal at Vadodara, Dec 21-24, 2011
List A debut1989/90
Last List ABengal v Mumbai at Delhi, Mar 12, 2012 
Twenty20 debutGlamorgan v Somerset at Cardiff, Jun 22, 2005 
Last Twenty20Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders at Pune, May 19, 2012 

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