Ganguly's career highlights

Updated: 10 November 2008 08:10 IST

Following are the career highlights of Sourav Ganguly who retires from international cricket on Monday.

Ganguly's career highlights

Following are the career highlights of Sourav Ganguly who retires from international cricket on Monday.

January, 1992: Makes ODI debut against Australia, scores just 3 before being dropped.

June, 1996: Scores century against England at the Lord's in his Test debut and follows it up with another century in the very next Test at Trent Bridge.

August, 1997: Scores his first ODI century in Colombo against Sri Lanka in his 32nd match.

September, 1997: Leading scorer and wicket-taker in the Sahara Cup as India thrash Pakistan 4-1. He scored 222 runs at 55.5 and 15 wickets at 10.66. Wins four Man-of-the-Match awards in five matches and Man of the Series.

November-December, 1997: Top scorer and Man of the Series in the three-Test home series against Sri Lanka with 392 runs at an average of 98.

May, 1999: Scores 183 in Taunton against Sri Lanka in the World Cup, then highest ODI score by an Indian.

September, 1999: Captains India for the first time in the Coca-Cola Singapore Challenge tournament, against West Indies after Tendulkar pulled out due to sore back.

February, 2000: Joins Lancashire.

February, 2000: Named captain for the five-ODI home series against South Africa after Tendulkar relinquished post.

March, 2001: Led India to 2-1 win against Australia at home in the historic Test series.

November, 2001: Ganguly and five other Indian players are warned for excessive appealing during the Port Elizabeth Test by match-referee Mike Denness. Handed a suspended ban for one Test match and two one-day international matches.

July, 2002: Takes off shirt at the Lord's balcony after win in the NatWest Series final.

April, 2004: Becomes the first Indian captain to win a Test series in Pakistan. Also with 15 Test wins, he becomes India's most successful captain.

October, 2004: India lose home series against Australia, first time after 35 years.

March, 2005: Draws home series against Pakistan.

April, 2005: Banned for six matches for a slow-over rate during ODI series in Pakistan. India lose series 2-4 to Pakistan.

September, 2005: Reveals in Zimbabwe that the then coach Greg Chappell had asked him to step down from captaincy.

November, 2005: End of five-year reign as Test captain as Rahul Dravid takes over the reins against Sri Lanka.

January 2006: Picked for the Test series in Pakistan.

December, 2006: Picked for Test series against South Africa, returns as leading run-getter.

January, 2007: Scores 98 in his ODI comeback in Nagpur against West Indies.

July-August, 2007: Scores 249 runs at 49.80 in India's series win in England.

November-December, 2007: Top scorer (534) and man of the series in the three-Test series against Pakistan with. Scores first Test century at his home ground at Eden Gardens. Slams his first double-century in Bangalore.

December 2007-January 2008: A mixed Test series in Australia (235 runs at 29.37, two half-centuries). Axed from ODI squad.

October, 2008: Announces retirement after the Test series against Australia.

November 10, 2008: Plays his last match against Australia at Nagpur.



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