Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, known as Sourav Ganguly is a former Indian cricketer. He is one of the most successful captains of the Indian national team. Along with Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, Ganguly formed the famous batting line of Indian cricket team.

Born in 1972, Ganguly was profilic through the off side and called as “God of the Off side”. This Padma Shri winner hits more than 10,000 runs in international ODI cricket. He is a man with great emotion, passion and love for the game and celebrates victory with his heart.

Sourav Ganguly : Early Life and Personal Details

Sourav Ganguly was born on 8th July, 1972, in Behala, Kolkata into the rich family of Chandidas Ganguly and Nirupa Ganguly. He grew up in Kolkata in a comfortable upbringing with his brother Snehasish Ganguly, former cricket player. He completed his early education from St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata.

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Caption : Sourav Ganguly with his family

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Sourav Ganguly was madly in love with Sana Ganguly. He tied the know with his childhood sweetheart in 1997 and the couple is blessed with a beautiful daughter.

Ganguly is fondly called as Dada. He is a cricketer with the height of 5’11” with a weight of 150 lbs. This 44 year old Cancerians likes to listen music and eat alu posto and biriyani. It is surprising that our legendary cricketer is a big fan of football and often plays football in free time.

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Sourav Ganguly : Career

Sourav Ganguly was dedicated to cricket from early childhood and always wanted to build a career in the cricket. He represented Kolkata in different domestic competitions and gradually made his name.

Ganguly made his international debut against West Indies in 1992. He established himself in Indian cricket team by giving many consistent performances. Some of his memorable innings; a century in his test debut against England in 1996, 183 runs against Sri-Lanka in the World Cup 1999 and 239 against arch-rival Pakistan in 2007.

In 2000, Ganguly became the captain of the Indian cricket team. He changed the face and the future of Indian cricket team. He made many bold decisions, stand by it and led the team with subtle grace and took the Indian cricket team to the new height. Dada promoted and groomed new talents such as Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag.

Ganguly formed successful and feared partnership with Sachin Tendulkar. His elegant stroke-play square of the wicket and through the covers are still worth to watch. After retirement from all forms of international cricket in 2008, he played for the IPL franchise for a couple of years.sourav ganguly

Caption : Iconic celebration of Sourav Ganguly

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Sourav Ganguly : Records and Awards

In his decade long career, Ganguly scored more than 18,000 runs in international cricket and hit 38 international centuries. With 11,363 ODI runs, he is India’s second and world’s eighth run scorer in the history of ODI cricket. He still holds the record of fastest batsman to reach the 9,000 runs in the ODI cricket.

Ganguly captained India to victory in 98 international matches. He plays a significant role in the build-up Indian cricket team as one of the leading team in the world. He established himself as one of the most successful captain of Indian cricket team.

Dada won many “man of the match” and “man of the series” along with many awards and recognitions. He received the Arjuna Award for Cricket in 1997 and the Padma Shri in 2004 for his contribution to Indian cricket.

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Caption: Sourav Ganguly own Benz car

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Sourav Ganguly : Net Worth

Sourav Ganguly belongs to the rich family and always lives his life in comfort. He has an estimated net worth of $15 Million. He made his assets from cricket, advertisements, and investments.

Dada lives in a big and comfortable house of worth Rs. 7 crores with his family. He is fond of luxury cars and owns Audi, BMW, and Benz. Since Dada is fond of delicious foods, he runs a lavish restaurant in Kolkata, Sourav’s- The Food Pavilion.

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Sourav Ganguly is the gem of our India and brought freshness, youthfulness and aggressiveness to Indian cricket team. He developed belief among his teammates to succeed and led the team to the greater height. He always listened to his heart and act accordingly. We can rightly say that, other players played cricket, but Dada lived it.