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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.

Sourav Ganguly Latest News & Articles

Sourav Ganguly feels Axar Patel was promoted to take the pressure off MS Dhoni

Ganguly was speaking after India's loss on Wednesday.

Kolkata football fans left bewitched by Thierry Henry

Kolkata was Day 1 of Thierry Henry's 2-day India visit arranged by Puma

India's ODI XI in MS Dhoni's debut match: Where are they now?

A look at the whereabouts of MS Dhoni's teammates from his debut international game.

Sourav Ganguly feels dropping Ajinkya Rahane from the ODI team now would be a blunder

Ganguly was speaking prior to the Ranchi ODI.

Statistical analysis of India's best batsmen in ODI run chases

Who is India's best chaser? Is Virat Kohli on his way there?

Ravichandran Ashwin says Virat Kohli will take Indian cricket to greater heights

Ashwin was speaking after Kohli's monumental 154 against New Zealand, his 26th ODI century.

How Team India crumbled under Greg Chappell: Part-1

Investigating one of Team India's biggest failures in world cricket.

Sourav Ganguly rates Virat Kohli over MS Dhoni as India's best finisher

Ganguly was speaking after India's win on Sunday.

5 of the most embarrassing things in cricket

These are the things that a cricketer does not look forward to while playing the game.

5 ways in which MS Dhoni's world No. 1 team was different from that of Virat Kohli's

Virat Kohli has a more aggressive approach to captaincy compared to MS Dhoni.

The cover-drive and it's complexities

Unless and until the technique is correct, cover-drive is nothing, but flirting with danger.

5 things that come to mind when we hear Virender Sehwag's name

Virender Sehwag is a legend, not just on the field, but off it as well.

Sourav Ganguly rates Virat Kohli's 133 against Sri Lanka at Hobart as his favourite innings

Kohli made an unbeaten 133 that day.

SK Flashback: Sachin Tendulkar becomes highest run getter in tests; MS Dhoni's debut as Test captain

Reminiscing Sachin Tendulkar's historic moment and MS Dhoni's successful debut as Test captain

Interview: Performance analysis during TNPL improved me as a player, says R Sai Kishore

An emerging player from Tamil Nadu, R Sai Kishore, talks about his cricket career so far.
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