HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOURAV GANGULY: Prince of Kolkata
Happy Birthday Dada…..
Full name: Sourav Chandidas Ganguly
Born: 8 July, 1972
Birth place: Kolkata, WB, India
Nickname: Dada, Prince of Kolkata,
God of the off side
Height: 5ft 11 in (1.80m)
Occupation: Cricket player
Batting: Left handed
Bowling: Right arm medium
Role: Batsman, part time all Rounder
Sibling: Snehasish Ganguly
Spouse: Dina Roy
National side: India (1992-2008)
Test debut: June, 1996 v England
Last test: November,2008 vAustralia
ODI debut: January, 1992 v West Indies
Last ODI: November,2007 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no.: 99,1,24,21
Information related to the domestic team from which Ganguly played…….
2008-2010 Kolkatta knight Riders
2011-2012 Pune Warriors, India
About Sourav Ganguly…..
Affectionately, we known Ganguly as Dada or the Prince of Kolkata. Ganguly is a former
Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team. Now Dada is appointed as the
President of the cricket association of Bengal and President of the Editorial board with Wisden India. Dada is also known as God of the off side due to his elegant strokeplay through the off side. World’s leading batsman and greatest captain of the national cricket team, member of the Indian premiere league governing council and also the member of Technical committee, Indian premiere league.
Sourav’s cricket Career…..
Ganguly started his career in cricket from the school and state teams. Introduced in cricket by his elder brother, Snehasish( regarded as India’s most sucessful captain in modern times
and greatest ODI batsman in all time).
Positions achieve by Dada in cricket field….
8 th highest run scorer in ODI
3 rd batsman to cross 10,000 Runs landmark
6 th greatest ODI batsman
After playing in different Indian domestic tournaments, and got his break while playing
for India in their tour of England. Due to match fixing scandals by other player, Sachin resigned from his captaincy in 2000 and Ganguly was made the captain of Indian cricket team. Ganguly is currently a part of the Supreme court of India appointed Justice Mudgal
committee probe panel for the IPL spot fixing And betting scandal investigations.
Awards and Appreciations
2004 Padma Shri
1997 Arjuna award for cricket
Man of the match in one day international.
Eighth highest run scorer in ODI history and
second among the Indians.
Highest individual scorer in ICC champions
First player to score 3 centuries in ICC
Second fastest batsman to reach 9,000 ODI
Highest individual scorer in cricket world
By ~ Anjali Chauhan