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Sourav Ganguly Biography & Latest News

Sourav Ganguly Biography

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly  is a former Indian cricketer, and captain of the Indian national team. He is regarded as one of India's most successful captains in modern times. After a series of playing in different Indian domestic tournaments such as the Ranji and Duleep trophies, Ganguly got his big-break while playing for India on their tour of England. He scored 131 runs and cemented his place in the Indian team. Ganguly's place in the team was assured after successful performances in series against Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia, winning the Man of the Match awards. In the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he was involved in a partnership of 318 runs with Rahul Dravid, which remains the highest overall partnership score in the World Cup tournament history. In 2000, Ganguly was made the captain of the Indian cricket team. He led India into the 2003 World Cup final, where they were defeated by Australia. Ganguly was awarded the Padma Shri in 2004, one of India's highest civilian awards. Ganguly joined the Kolkata Knight Riders team as captain for the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament in 2008. The left-handed Ganguly is a prolific One Day International (ODI) batsman, with over 11,000 ODI runs to his credit. He is one of the most successful Indian Test captains to date, winning 21 out of 49 test matches.  Presently he is the cricket commentator and President of Editorial Board with Wisden India.

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Rain could play spoilsport in India-New Zealand Eden Test

500 Not Out: India in Test matches

An analysis of India's performance in the Test arena, since its first match in 1932.

Sourav Ganguly becomes the face of India’s Premier 25K Run

This year, Sourav Ganguly is the Face of TSK 25K and this will certainly add a fillip to the event.

Indo-Pak cricket has no point unless Pakistan stop cross-border terrorism says Sourav Ganguly

Ganguly almost echoed the same sentiments as BCCI president Anurag Thakur

To walk or not to walk: The perennial quandary of a batsman

On more occasions than one, the answer to whether a batsman must walk or not is purely based on your perspective.

Sourav Ganguly believes Indian athletes can be world-beaters if provided with better infrastructure

The 44-year-old gave his backing to the BCCI's stand of no cricket ties with Pakistan unless cross-border issues are resolved.

Sourav Ganguly believes our Olympic athletes can do well if infrastructure like cricket is given to them

"Give the athletes infrastructure, they will become world beaters in 10 years' time"

Why playing your ‘Natural Game’ in Test matches is not for everyone

What no one probably told the current lot of Indian batsmen was that there will only ever be one Viru.

Allan Border believes the tied Test of 1986 kicked off India-Australia rivalry

Border was part of the felicitation ceremony held in Chennai on September 22 to commemorate the epic contest on its 30th anniversary.

Test cricket is essential for T20's to survive, says Sourav Ganguly

India is scheduled to play 3 Tests against New Zealand beginning on September 22nd in Kanpur.

Sachin Tendulkar feels the use of pink balls is not the way forward for Test cricket

India is about to host as many as 13 Tests during their home season which begins on Thursday.

Several former captains felicitated ahead of India's 500th Test against New Zealand in Kanpur

The captains are in presence in Kanpur.

Why the BCCI senior selection committee makes little sense

In total, the members of the panel have played only 13 Test matches

5 of the biggest feuds in Indian sporting history

A look at 5 of the ugliest spats in Indian sporting history.
Ganguly, Dalmiya likely to have Eden stands named after them
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