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Saurav Ganguly (Former Cricketer) Age, Family Career and More

Saurav Ganguly
Saurav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly is a former national cricket team captain ,Indian cricket administrator and commentator .He is known for winning many trophies for India. And popularity known as the Maharaja of Indian Cricket. He is affectionately called as Dada by fans. During his career he was one of the leading batsman and also was one of succeed captain of Indian National Cricket Team.

Saurav Ganguly’s Biography

Ganguly was born on 8 July 1972 , in Calcutta. His father was among the richest man the city and run a flourishing print business. After being sick for long his father died on 21 February 2013 at the age of 73. He did not initially played cricket but played football. One of the favorite sports of people in Kolkata. Later he was attracted to cricket. His mother was not supportive to take up sports as a career. But Sourav Ganguly’s elder brother Snehasish Ganguly, who was already an established Cricketer, Supported Ganguly’s dream to be a cricketer and convinced their father. To get him enrolled in a cricket coaching camp during his summer holidays.His batting talent was identified ,in a cricket academy where he got himself admitted .

Saurav Ganguly
Saurav Ganguly

He learned batting with his elder brother. Despite being a right handed person he learned to play from left hand so that he could his brother’s sporting capability. Saurabh  Ganguly scored a century against Orissa in under- 15. And later became the captain of  St. Xavier’s School’s cricket team.

Saurav Ganguly’s Family

Saurav Ganguly family
Saurav Ganguly family
Father Chandidas Ganguly
Mother Nirupa Ganguly
Brother Snehasish Ganguly
Wife Dona Ganguly

Saurav Ganguly’s Educational Qualifications

Saurav Ganguly
Saurav Ganguly
School St. Xavier Collegiate School, Kolkata, West Bengal
College Not Known
Qualifications Not Known

Saurav Ganguly’s Physical Appearance( height, weight ,color)

Saurav Ganguly
Saurav Ganguly
Height 5’11 in feet and inches
Weight 68 Kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black

Awards and Achievments

Some of the awards  are Sports Star Person of the Year, Arjuna Award, CEAT Indian Captain of the Year, Padma Shri 2004, Rammohan Roy Award. Ganguly also earned 31 ODI Man of the Match awards. He was awarded with  6 Man of the Match awards in Test cricket.

Saurav Ganguly
Saurav Ganguly

On 20th May 2013, the Government of West Bengal honoured Sourav Ganguly with the Banga Bibhushan Award.

Saurav Ganguly’s Career

Saurav Ganguly
Saurav Ganguly

Saurav made his international debut in 1992 against West Indies. But his debut was not that good as he could only scored 3 runs. He was dropped immediately as he was perceived to have arrogant behavior and his attitude towards the game was also openly questioned. It was also rumoured that Sourav Ganguly refused to carry drinks for his teammates, commenting that it was not his job to do so and later denied by him. As a result, he was removed from the team. But he took team to World Cup it happened after so many years. That was his successful tournament as he scored 465 runs at an average of 58.12, including three centuries.

Lesser Known Facts

Saurav Ganguly
Saurav Ganguly
  • He was from one of the richest family of Kolkata.
  • His nickname is “The Prince of Calcutta”
  • On 23 October 23 2019 , he took over as the BCCI’s 39th President.

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Ankita Gurung

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