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Profile of Sourav Ganguly

Full Name: Sourav Chandidas Ganguly

Born: July 8, 1972 in Kolkata, India

Batting Style Left-handed batsman
Bowling Style Right-arm medium

Test Debut England vs. India at Lord’s – June 20-24, 1996

ODI Debut West Indies vs. India at BrisbaneJanuary 11, 1992

Sourav Ganguly, the name which memorise us the World Cup 2003, a man who enter our Cricket team into word Cup final 2003 for the second time in the history of cricket. He is also famous by Prince of Kolkata. He has been India’s most aggressive and successful captain till date. ‘Dada’ for his dear ones, Ganguly is also the country’s most controversial cricketer. Invariably, one of the greatest batsmen of all time, he was termed as the ‘God on the off-side’ by none other than his peer Rahul Dravid.

Ever since his debut in 1992, Sourav Ganguly has been in the eye of the storm on numerous occasions. His assertiveness both as a skipper and player has often earned him flak from other players and administrators.

A superb batsman, Sourav Ganguly has crafted some of the most scintillating knocks in world cricket, replete with stunning lofted sixes and admirable ground strokes. However, the only chink in his armor is the inability to play bouncers properly. Some have even cribbed about his lack of athleticism, which shows in his laxity while running between the wickets and fielding.

As a captain, Sourav Ganguly took Team India to unchartered terrains, packing long-overdue series wins in Australia and Pakistan. He has nurtured raw talents like Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, et al, taking them under his protective umbrella and fighting for them with selectors and critics. It was this resilience that won him the love of teammates.

A dispute over team selection with coach Greg Chappell led to his sacking from captaincy, and eventually from the national team. However, Ganguly has bounced back with renewed zest and passion for his favorite game. Coming after a hiatus of ten months, Ganguly has performed well in ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 in West Indies.

Now Sourav Ganguly already said good bye to International cricket after the most impressive Australia series, he may have scored zero in his last inning but cricketing world will remember him for the fight and inspiration shown in or out of the field.

There was a lovely moment during the final passage of the Nagpur Test when Dhoni handed over the captaincy to Ganguly for some time. Sourav Ganguly had left international cricket and several people wanted to know what he was going to do in the future.

Sourav's Cricket Records

Batting Records

Tests

ODI's

Matches

113

311

Innings

188

300

Runs Scored

7212

11363

Batting Averages

42.17

41.02

100s

16

22

50s

35

72

Highest Score

239

183

Bowling Records

Balls Overs Bowled

3117

4561

Wickets

32

100

Bowling Average

52.53

38.49

Best Bowling

3/28

5/16

Catches

71

100

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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 12:16 PM  
2 Comments:
  • At September 4, 2010 at 2:22 PM, Blogger Amar said…

    Sourav Ganguly is a good Captain and good batsman i like his KKR team

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