Date Of Birth : 1972-07-08
Occupation : Cricketer
Sourav Chandidas Ganguly ; born 8 July 1972) is a former Indian cricketer, and captain of the Indian national team. Born into an affluent Brahmin family, Ganguly was introduced into the world of cricket by his elder brother Snehasish. He is regarded as one of India's most successful captains in modern times. He started his career by playing in state and school teams. Currently, he is the 5th highest run scorer in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and was the 3rd person in history to cross the 10,000 run landmark, after Sachin Tendulkar and Inzamam Ul Haq. Wisden ranked him the sixth greatest one day international batsman of all time, next to Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Dean Jones and Michael Bevan. After a series of playing in different Indian domestic tournaments such as the Ranji and Duleep trophies, Ganguly got his big-break while playing for India on their tour of England. He scored 131 runs and cemented his place in the Indian team. Ganguly...
The former Indian captain married Dona against the wishes of both the families, but eventually managed to convince them to accept his alliance. more »
Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin today said it was Sourav Ganguly's good work that has helped Mahendra Singh Dhoni yield rich dividends. Sourav was the best India captain who made a major turnaround in Indian cricket in bad times. more »
15th November 2013… Today’s day will probably go down in history as one of the biggest heartbreaks in the history of this World… A billion hearts broke when Sachin edged the ball to Sammy at slip, a billion hearts stopped beating for a second when the Little Master turned back and started walking towards the dressing room and the same billion hearts very quickly realized that they won’t be seeing GOD bat again… I looked at that sight, closed my eyes and shook my head in understa more »
Ganguly may try to become BCCI chief in 2014 Eight months after he retired from international cricket, Sourav Ganguly is all set to launch a new innings that could well see him anointed the BCCI president in five year's time. Please don't dismiss more »