Ganguly's career: A timeline

Updated: 30 September 2008 11:31 IST

Sourav Ganguly was fifth highest run-aggregate in 2007 - the top four being Hayden (1601), Tendulkar (1425), Ricky Ponting (1424), Yuvraj Singh (1287).

Ganguly's career: A timeline

Sourav Ganguly was fifth highest run-aggregate in 2007 - the top four being Matthew Hayden (1601), Sachin Tendulkar (1425), Ricky Ponting (1424), Yuvraj Singh (1287).

  • Got seven Man of the Series awards - last being vs. Sri Lanka in India in 2006-07 for making 168 runs at an average of 84.00 in 4 ODIs + 1 wicket at 43.00 runs apiece - this was his first MOS award in 5 years.

  • Got 31 MOM awards - last being against vs England at Leeds on September 2,2007 for scoring 59 and claiming 2 for 26 - his first MOM award in three years.

  • Reached 7000 runs in 174 innings - a world record.

  • Reached 8000 runs in 200 innings - a world record

  • Reached 9000 runs in 228 innings - a world record

  • Six times in his career, Ganguly has aggregated 1000 runs or more - in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2007.

  • His best year in terms of averages was 2000 - 1579 (ave.56.39) in 32 matches, including 7 centuries and 6 fifties.

  • As a Captain, won 76,lost 65 out of 146 ODIs for India (NR 5) - winning % 52.05. Only Dravid has a better winning % than Ganguly (53.16) - 42 wins out of 79.

  • Missed matches as under:

    91 between January 12,1992 and May 25, 1996
    41 between September 7,2005 and January 20, 2007
    20 between November 16,2 007 and July 6, 2008

  • Best all-round performance: 130 + 4/21 vs. Sri Lanka at Nagpur on 22.3.1999.

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