Sourav Ganguly was born on 08-07-1972 in Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He is an Indian cricketer.
|Real Name||Sourav Chandidas Ganguly|
|Nickname||Bengal Tiger, Maharaja, Dada, The God of the Off Side, The Warrior Prince|
|Profession||Former Indian Cricketer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 11”
|International Debut||Test– 20 June 1996 vs England at Lord’s
ODI– 11 January 1992 vs West Indies at Brisbane
|International Retirement||Test– 6 November 2008 vs Australia at Nagpur
ODI– 15 November 2007 vs Pakistan at Gwalior
|Coach/Mentor||BD Desai, VS “Marshall” Patil, Hemu Adhikari|
|Domestic/State Team||West Bengal, Glamorgan, Lancashire|
|Nature on field||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against||Australia|
|Favourite Shot||Upper Cut|
|Records (main ones)||• 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.
|Career Turning Point||In the 1996 tour of England (which was his debut test), when he scored two consecutive centuries in the two innings.|
|Date of Birth||8 July 1972|
|Age (as in 2019)||47 Years|
|Birthplace||Behala, Calcutta (presently Kolkata), West Bengal, India|
|Hometown||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|School||St. Xavier’s Collegiate School. Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Family||Father– Chandidas Ganguly
Mother– Nirupa Ganguly
Brother– Snehasish Ganguly (former cricket player)
|Hobbies||Listening Music, Playing Soccer|
|Controversies||• During his period in county cricket, he was often criticized for being arrogant and was tagged with “princely behaviour”.
• In 2001 India-Australia series, he reported late for the toss almost for every game.
• For showing dissent to the Umpire, he was banned for three matches in his career.
• He was criticized for waiving off his shirt at the Lord’s during the NetWest Series in 2002.
• In 2005, he was involved in a controversy with the then coach of Indian Cricket Team, Greg Chappel and was subsequently dismissed as captain.
|Favourite Cricketer||David Gower|
|Favourite Food||Alu Posto, Chingri Macher Malaikari, Biriyani|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Wife||Dona Ganguly, Odissi Dancer (married 1997)|
|Children||Daughter– Sana Ganguly (born November 2001)
|Net Worth||$55.5 million|
Interesting Facts About Sourav Ganguly
- Does Sourav Ganguly smoke ?: No
- Does Sourav Ganguly drink alcohol?: Yes
- His nickname “The Prince of Calcutta” was given by Goeffrey Boycott.
- His family is one of the richest families in Kolkata.
- He does everything under the sun with his right hand, except with the blow.
- In his childhood, he was a big football fan, but at the urging of his brother, he was enrolled in a cricket academy.
- He was often dismissed from the squad for his behavioral problems, and was said to have once refused to take drinks for an experienced cricketer.
- In the late ’90s, following his successful tour of England, he fled with his childhood friend, Dona Roy, when her family enemies were sworn in.
- He is considered one of the most successful captains in the history of Indian cricket and was named captain of the Indian Cricket Team for the first time in 2000 when Sachin Tendulkar was removed from office for health reasons.
- In Kolkata there is an apartment complex named after him, the “Sourav Housing Complex”.
- In the footsteps of Sachin Tendulkar, he opened the three-storey restaurant “Sourav’s – The Food Pavilion” in Calcutta.
- He currently holds a number of posts, including a member of the IPL Government Council and a member of the Investigation Committee of the Judiciary Mudgal Committee of the Supreme Court of India for IPL Spot Fixing.