Sourav Ganguly: Biography, Age, Height, Achievements, Family and Career Statistics
Sourav Ganguly is one of the best captains that the Indian team has had. He has booked several achievements and recorded statistics.
In the annals of Indian cricket, Ganguly occupies a unique position. Sourav was introduced to cricket by his older brother Snehasish, a Bengal cricket team member. Snehasish also assisted Sourav in advancing in his profession. During a specific period of his playing career, he alternated between being the team’s most feared and beloved player. His period as captain has to be among the most well-documented in recent memory.
More so than his skill on the offside, his fruitful ODI relationship with Sachin, his altercation with Greg Chappell, etc., he will be remembered for his leadership in developing a young team. After the match-fixing scandal, he took over at a turbulent time and put together a team with players like Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, and Anil Kumble that was strong at home and more than competitive abroad.
Biography of Sourav Ganguly
- Real Name: Sourav Chandidas Ganguly
- Other/Nickname: Dada, Prince of Calcutta, Maharaj, God of the Offside
- Profession: Cricketer
- Famous for: one of the most successful Indian Test captains to date, winning 21 out of 49 test matches
- Best Performance: Bundle out Pakistan for 148 runs and guided his side to a 34-run win
Physical Statistics of Sourav Ganguly
- Height: 5 ft 11 in
- Weight: 68 Kilograms
- Body measurements: Chest –40 inches, Waist – 33 inches, Biceps – 11 inches
- Eye Colour: Black
- Hair Colour: Black
Records of Sourav Ganguly
- Date of Birth: July 8, 1972
- Place of Birth: Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal
- Age: 50 Years
- Nationality: Indian
- Hometown: Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal
- School: He attended St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, and studied at St. Xavier’s Collegiate School.
- College: University of Calcutta.
- Highest educational qualifications: graduation in commerce
Sourav Ganguly Career Statistics
- Domestic cricket Debut:1992 at the age of 19
- TEST Debut: June 201996
- ODI Debut: January 11, 1992, v West Indies
- IPL Debut: February 2008
Sourav Ganguly Achievements
- For an extended period, Sourav Ganguly led the most successful Test team outside India. He led his side in 28 games, 11 of which the Indian team won. Virat Kohli broke this record in August of this year.
- He is the only cricketer to receive man-of-the-match honours in One Day Internationals four times a row.
- Sourav Ganguly is the second highest ODI run scorer in India and the eighth highest in the world with 1163 runs.
- Despite AB de Villiers of South Africa breaking his record in 2017, he was the ODI batsman to reach 9,000 runs in the shortest time.
- He has received numerous honours for his remarkable work in the sports industry. Some of them are the Rammohan Roy Award, Padma Shri 2004, CEAT Indian Captain of the Year, and Sports Star Person of the Year. He was named Man of the Match in 31 ODIs. In Test cricket, he won six Man of the Match honours.
- The Banga Bibhushan Award was presented to Sourav Ganguly by the West Bengali government on May 20, 2013.
Family Statistics of Sourav Ganguly
- Marital status: Married
- Wife’s Name: Donna Ganguly
- Wife’s Profession: She is an Odissi dancer.
- Children: Daughter – Sana Ganguly
- Parents: Father – Chandidas Ganguly Mother –Nirupa Ganguly
- Siblings: Snehasish Chandidas Ganguly (Former Cricketer)
- Religion: Hinduism
- Other Hobbies: Listening to Music, Playing Soccer
Lesser-Known Facts About Sourav Ganguly
- His father was one of the wealthiest men in Calcutta. Thus, he was reared in a highly prosperous home. In the streets, Sourav was addressed as “Maharaja.”
- On February 21, 2013, his father, Chandidas, passed away from a chronic illness.
- He had initially expressed a desire for football.
- The mother of Ganguly objected to her son choosing athletics as a profession.
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