Full Name Sourav Ganguly
Born July 8, 1972
Calcutta, Bengal
Age 44 Years, 9 Months, 20 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Left Handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Teams Played India, Asia XI, East Zone, Glamorgan, India A, India B, India Green, Indian Inv XI, India Seniors, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Rest of India, Kolkata, India, Bengal, Pune, Sachins Blasters
Man of the Match Test - 6, ODI - 31, World Cup - 4, IPL - 5,
Career Span [Test, 1996 - 2008], [ODI, 1992 - 2007], [World Cup, 1999 - 2007], [IPL, 2008 - 2012],

Regarded as one of India’s most successful captains in modern times, Sourav Ganguly will be best remembered for his elegant cricketing style and vast contribution to Indian cricket in a career that spanned around 15 long years. He was not only India's most successful overseas captain, but also ensured he infused an unknown term in India that times called as 'aggression' and 'passion'. The 2003 World Cup final would always be the biggest achievement where most of the critics did not rate even rate India to cross the Super Sixes.

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Sourav Ganguly Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 113 188 17 7212 239 v PAK 16 35 900 57 42.17 51.25 71 0
ODI 311 300 23 11363 183 v SL 22 72 1122 190 41.02 73.70 100 0
World Cup 21 21 3 1006 183 v SL 4 3 79 25 55.88 77.50 1 0
IPL 59 56 3 1349 91 v HYD 0 7 137 42 25.45 106.80 22 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 99 519.3 110 1681 32 3/28 v AUS 2 0 52.53 3.23 97.40
ODI 171 760.1 30 3849 100 5/16 v PAK 8 2 38.49 5.06 45.61
World Cup 13 62 1 305 10 3/22 v ZIM 2 0 30.50 4.91 37.20
IPL 20 46 0 363 10 2/21 v BLR 0 0 36.30 7.89 27.60

Sourav Ganguly Profile

Regarded as one of India’s most successful captains in modern times, Sourav Ganguly will be best remembered for his elegant cricketing style and vast contribution to Indian cricket in a career that spanned around 15 long years. He was not only India's most successful overseas captain, but also ensured he infused an unknown term in India that times called as 'aggression' and 'passion'. The 2003 World Cup final would always be the biggest achievement where most of the critics did not rate even rate India to cross the Super Sixes.

The “Prince of Kolkata” went on to become one of the greatest ODI batsmen of all time, although his career halted at regular intervals. He became an effective Test captain, carving a bunch of young and talented players into a winning unit. His stroke play was a combination of grace and precision, and his domination on the off-side masked him as the “God on the off side”. While his critics opined that he was unable to face bouncers, others were amazed by his marvellous ability to galvanise the field on the off side with crystal clear precision. Together with Sachin Tendulkar, he formed one of the most damaging opening pairs in cricket history. However, he was always under the hammer for his lack of fitness and field athleticism.

“Dada” as he is known, took over as the captain of the Indian team at a time when the game of cricket was disrupted with match-fixing allegations in 2000. Ganguly emerged as a tough, able and an adamant leader, who took his team to miraculous heights, winning Test matches away. India continued to be on the winning streak right till the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup finals. Soon after, his career saw a downfall as the loss of his personal form coincided with India’s bland ODI performances and a new leader arrived in the form of Rahul Dravid. Surprisingly, he made a splendid comeback after being axed from captaincy and continued his prolific scoring in Test cricket. He was omitted from the ODI squad, never to be recalled. The “Maharaja” finally retired from international cricket in 2008 after playing his last Test against Australia at home.

Post retirement, Ganguly continued to play cricket for his state team, Bengal and also signed up with the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008 for the IPL. He represented the franchise till 2010, but was, shockingly left out of the 2011 IPL auctions as none of the franchises bid for him; until the Pune Warriors India signed him in place of injured Ashish Nehra. The following year, he led his franchise in absence of regular skipper Yuvraj Singh, and also became the mentor of his team. Dada soon took to commentary as well.

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