Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sourav Ganguly


Full Name :
Sourav Chandidas Ganguly
Birthday :
July 8, 1972
Birth Place :
Kolkata
Country :
India
Batting :
Left-hand bat
Bowling :
Right-arm medium
ODI Debut :
Against West Indies at Brisbane, Jan 11, 1992
Test Debut :
Against England  Lord's, Jun 20-24, 1996 




In Calcutta there was a couple named Chandidas and Nirupa, Chandidas had a
Prosperous print business, he was one of the abounding men in the city. In year
1972 on 8th July Sourav Ganguly was born to this couple. Ganguly’s childhood
Went very luxuriously and so he was pampered to call Maharaja which means
The great King. In Calcutta the people’s favorite sport was football, so commonly
Ganguly was also attracted to that game. However, his studies and unfavorable
behavior of his mother made him far from thinking of sports. As his elder brother
Snehasish was recognized cricketer for Bengal cricket team, he supported him
to see as cricketer and asked his father to make him to join in cricket coaching
during summer vacations, at that time Ganguly was in tenth grade.His brother
snehasish introduced him to world of cricket.

At present Ganguly is the 5th highest run scorer in (ODI) and also 5th person
to cross 10,000 run landmark. He is only the 2nd Indian to cross that mark in (ODI).

After a series of playing Indian tournaments like Ranji and Duleep trophies,
he got big break while playing for India on their tour of England. He determined
His place in Indian team by scoring 131 runs. In series against Srilanka, Pakistan
and Australia, Ganguly’s place in Indian team was guaranteed because of his
Successful performances and also won Man of the Match awards.

In 1999, he took part in the Cricket World Cup tournament. He
scored 318 runs with Rahul Dravid’s partnership which is the highest score in the
World Cup history. Ganguly was made captain of the Indian Cricket team
because of Sachin Tendulkar’s resignation for his captaincy due to the match
fixing of game which was the publicized incident.


Indian team was led by Ganguly into the 2003 World Cup final, where
they lost the game against Australia. He was dropped from the Indian team in the
next year due to the poor individual performances of the players. One of the
India’s highest Civilian awards, the Padma Shri was awarded to Ganguly in the
year of 2004. In the year 2006, he was back to the Indian National team and gave
a successful batting. During this time, he involved in the argument with
Coach Greg Chappell because of several misunderstandings. He was selected to
play in 2007 World Cup though he was dropped from the team.

In 2008 he joined as the captain to “kolkatta knight riders” team for Indian
premier league twenty20 cricket tournament. During this time, he declared his
Retirement from international cricket after the home test series against Australia.
He was appointed as a Chairman of the Cricket Association of Bengal’s Cricket
Development Community. This left-handed batsman produced great results in his
career with over 11,000 runs in ODIs and won 21 out of 49 test matches.








Ganguly statistics

Battting:


Matches
Innings
Runs
NO
Avg.
SR
100's
50's
HS
Test
 113
188
7212
17
42.17
51.26
16
35
239
ODI
311
300
11363
23
41.02
73.70
22
72
183
T20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
IPL
44
41
1081
3
28.44
108.97
0
7
31

Bowling:

Matches
Innings
Balls
Runs
Wickets
BBI
BBM
Avg.
Econ.
5w
Test
 113
99
3117
1681
32
3-28
-
52.53
3.23
0
ODI
311
171
4561
3849
100
5-16
-
38.49
5.06
2
T20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
IPL
44
16
216
268
8
2-21
-
33.5
7.44
3


Fielding:

Catches
Stumpings
Runouts
Test
71 
0
3
ODI
100
0
13
T20
-
-
-
IPL
16
0
1


Captaincy:

Matches
Won
Lost
Tie
No Result
Win percentage
Test
49 
21
13
0
15
42.86
ODI
147
76
66
0
5
51.7
IPL
27
13
14
0
0
48.15

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