Sourav Ganguly – Biography, Wife, Family, Career & Success

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Sourav Ganguly was born on 8 July 1972 in Kolkata, West Bengal, he is currently 2021 years old (49). His father’s name is Chandidas and mother’s name is Nirupa Ganguly, he is the younger son of Chandidas. His father was a successful printing professional, one of the richest men in Kolkata. He had an elite childhood and was called by the surname of Maharaja.


Sourav Ganguly

Real Name – Sourav Chandidas Ganguly
Nickname – Bengal Tiger, Dada and Prince of Kolkata
Profession – Cricketers
Lead role in cricket – Style of batting
– Left-handed batsman
Currently – BCCI President Born – BCCI
Born – Chandidas and Nirupa Ganguly
Wife – Donna Ganguly Odissi Dancer (Married 8)
Daughter – Sana Ganguly
Total Assets – $1972.1997 million


Sourav Ganguly’s education

Sourav Ganguly’s education is said to have been st. Xavier’s Collegiate School. He was educated in Kolkata, West Bengal, after which he became a cricketer. Today he is the president of the BCCI, the richest body in the world of cricket.


Sourav Ganguly’s cricket career

Sourav Ganguly is said to have started showing the threat of his bat from the days, such a time passed and Ganguly grew up, during this time he got a chance to play against Orissa in the Bengal Under-15 team and he scored a century in that match. It was said that he was placed at number 12 in this team, but he got a chance and did this work. This is where Ganguly Dada started his cricket career.

After the passage of time, Sourav Ganguly was selected for the tour of England in the year 1996 where he played both Test and ODI matches, during which Sourav got a chance to play only one ODI match, where he scored 46 runs in one match. Later, his real challenge was a Test match, later he got a chance to start his Test career on 20 June 1996 at the historic Lord’s ground of England, which became a historic moment in front of the world. With this, Ganguly also set a world record, becoming the third batsman in the world to score two centuries in the first two Test matches. Since this time, Sourav’s place in the Indian team was considered certain.

Interesting Information –

  • Ganguly is known for sending the ball out of the boundary line by shooting shots from a very high height.
  • Ganguly played a brilliant innings against Pakistan in the Sahara Cup played in Toronto, Canada in the year 1997.
  • Ganguly Dada has been awarded ‘Man of the Match’ and ‘Man of the Series’ many times.
  • He has been a very famous cricketer of Bengal.
  • Ganguly got a chance to open with Sachin Tendulkar in the 1999 Cricket World Cup.
  • Sourav Ganguly scored 183 runs while playing against Sri Lanka.


The most glorious year of Ganguly’s cricket career –

The year 1999, 2000 and 2004, 1999 Sourav Ganguly won the title of ‘Man of the Series’ in both the five-day series played against New Zealand and the Pepsi Cup. In the year 2000, when the shadow of match-fixing started looming over the Indian team, at that time Sachin quit the captaincy and Ganguly was made the captain of the India team and Ganguly had a lot of ability to reach the Indian team final in the 2004 Cricket World Cup.

Some more interesting information related to Ganguly –

  • Young players like Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid and Laxman became famous during his time.
  • Ganguly was once repeatedly dropped from the team due to a rift with Indian team coach Greg Chappell.
  • Later, Sourav Ganguly started playing for Kolkata team KKR in the IPL tournament.
  • He was awarded the Padma Shri award by the Government of India in the year 2004.


Sourav Ganguly’s batting –

113 Test Matches
311 ODI Matches
IPL 59

High score –

Test Match – 239 Runs
Oneday – 183 Runs
IPL – 91 Runs

Sourav Ganguly receives awards and honors

  • Arjuna Award – 1998
  • Sports Person of the Year – 1998
  • Banga Vibhushan Award – 2013
  • Padma Shri Award – 2004

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