Full Name: Sourav Chandidas Ganguly
Born: 8th July, 1972, Kolkata
Nickname: Dada, Prince of Kolkata
Height: 5ft 11 inch
Batting Style: Left-hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Major Teams: India, Asia XI, Bengal, East Zone, Glamorgan, India Under-19s, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lancashire, Northamptonshire
Test Debut: 20th June 1996 v England
ODI Debut: 11th January 1992 v West Indies
Sourav Ganguly is a great former Indian Captain and cricketer who bring Indian cricket to the next level. He is great fighter as he showed to the world after making a superb comeback into the team after being dropped.
He is one of the most successful India Captain winning 21 test matches out of 49 played against his captaincy. He also became first Captain to win the test series against Pakistan in Pakistan.
In his early days of cricket he got inspired by his brother Senhashis who use to play for Bengal. After making his ODI debut in 1992 against West Indies he suddenly disappear from the scene and made a strong comeback in the test series against England in 1996 where he scored a superb 131 runs in his debut test match.
Sourav Ganguly continued playing for India and has successful innings in the tournaments against Srilanka, Pakistan and Australia, winning the Man of the Match awards. During 1999 world cup in England, he and Rahul Dravid put on 373 runs partnership which is the highest partnership for any wicket in the world cup so far.
He also led India to 2003 World Cup Final, but lost the final against Australia. After the world cup his performance with the bat started to decrease and he was dropped from the team but made a strong comeback in 2006 but at the same time he got involved in a rift with Indian coach Greg Chappell and dropped from the team.
But after working hard he made a successful comeback and scored more than 1000 runs in calendar year.
However in the year 2008 he has announced retirement from International Cricket in the after scoring 85 runs in the last test match against Australia played at Nagpur. Now Ganguly plays for Bengal and is captain of Kolkata Knight Riders team.
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