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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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5 of India’s biggest ICC Champions Trophy victories
5 of India’s biggest ICC Champions Trophy victories
India's decimation of England in the 2002 Champions Trophy features in the list of five most one-sided matches starring the men in blue.
ICC Champions Trophy: Top 5 run-scorers in the tournament
ICC Champions Trophy: Top 5 run-scorers in the tournament
A list that includes modern-day greats Jacques Kallis and Sourav Ganguly.
India's 1st ever Champions Trophy squad: Where are they now?
India's 1st ever Champions Trophy squad: Where are they now?
A look at where some of the players from the 1998 Champions Trophy squad are right now.
SK Flashback: Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid smash record ODI partnership
SK Flashback: Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid smash record ODI partnership
Relive the Indian duo's belligerent stand against Sri Lanka in the 1999 World Cup.
Teams with most number of centuries in the Champions Trophy
Teams with most number of centuries in the Champions Trophy
With only a week to go before the Champions Trophy commences, here are the teams with the most number of individual tons at the tournament.
Domestic players criticise standard of umpiring in a BCCI meet
Domestic players criticise standard of umpiring in a BCCI meet
It remains to be seen what the BCCI does to solve this issue.
India's 2002 Champions Trophy squad: Where are they now?
India's 2002 Champions Trophy squad: Where are they now?
Only one cricketer from the 2002 squad will be playing in the 2017 Champions Trophy as well.
ICC Champions Trophy Best XI (1998 - 2013)
ICC Champions Trophy Best XI (1998 - 2013)
Only one active player makes the list.
Does the burden of captaincy affect a batsman’s individual performance?
Does the burden of captaincy affect a batsman’s individual performance?
An in-depth look at how the burden of captaincy affects a batsman.
SK Flashback: India create unique bowling record against West Indies
SK Flashback: India create unique bowling record against West Indies
All eleven players of the Indian team bowled in the same Test innings.
When Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid provided a 'fanboy moment' for Jos Buttler
When Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid provided a 'fanboy moment' for Jos Buttler
Buttler also recollects a funny incident of Aravinda de Silva stealing his pen.
Sourav Ganguly calls for Gautam Gambhir's selection in the Indian team for Champions Trophy
Sourav Ganguly calls for Gautam Gambhir's selection in the Indian team for Champions Trophy
Ganguly has backed the 35-year-old KKR captain and has named him as a replacement for the injured KL Rahul.
Anil Kumble says India players want to defend the Champions Trophy title
Anil Kumble says India players want to defend the Champions Trophy title
Kumble made it clear that that the BCCI-ICC imbroglio must not come in the way of India's Champions Trophy defence.
I enjoyed playing under MS Dhoni the most, says Gautam Gambhir
I enjoyed playing under MS Dhoni the most, says Gautam Gambhir
Gambhir has also played under the captaincy of Ganguly, Dravid, Kumble, Sehwag and Kohli.
MS Dhoni will be even a better player post captaincy, believes Sourav Ganguly
MS Dhoni will be even a better player post captaincy, believes Sourav Ganguly
Ganguly continues to speak about the worth of MS Dhoni.
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