Sourav Ganguly is the Former Indian captain of team India. Full name of Sourav Ganguly is Sourav Chandidas Ganguly . Sourav Ganguly was born in one of the richest families in Bengal. One if the nicknames of this Kolkata boy is Royal Bengal tiger. He is one of the greatest Indian captains. He is famous for his off side play and was hailed as god of Offside by many. He is married to his childhood friend Dona Ganguly and had a dramatic wedding. Sourav Ganguly has a daughter Christened Sana Ganguly. Sourav Ganguly is the current CAB (cricket association of Bengal )president. Ganguly was born on 8th July 1972.
Entry into cricket
Sourav Ganguly’s first love was football. He started playing cricket as a right hander, Which is his dominant hand. He transformed in to right hander just to use his brother snehasish’s kit. He was called for England tour in 1996. He along with Rahul Dravid made his test Debut at Lords, in which he scored a hundred. it is considered as one of his best innings. Since then he never looked back. Sourav Ganguly has won four consecutive MOM’s in ODI.
Captain Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly took over the reins when team India were in dire situation due to match fixing Issues. India were struggling at Eight positions before he took over captaincy. He took India to six positions higher. He has the knack of spotting talent so early. He is the main reason for introduction of players like Dhoni, Yuvraj, Harbhajan, Sehwag, Gambhir. Sourav ganguly in his ODI careers scored 22 hundreds, currently third highest by any Indian batsmen. His highest score in ODI is 183,Which came against srilanka in 1999 WC. He was an adept in playing spin. He also has 16 test hundreds in his career. His highest score in test cricket is 239 against Pakistan. He was known as for his comeback after expelled from this side.