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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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Captain's Chronicles: Mohammad Azharuddin and his laidback legacy
Captain's Chronicles: Mohammad Azharuddin and his laidback legacy
A look back at the extremely talented Hyderabadi and his stint as captain of India
5 popular Indian players who played their last Test against Australia
5 popular Indian players who played their last Test against Australia
A number of Indian greats have bid adieu to Test cricket after playing against the Aussies.
India vs Australia 2017: Michael Clarke backs India to bounce back and win the Test series
India vs Australia 2017: Michael Clarke backs India to bounce back and win the Test series
However, Sourav Ganguly feels India will now be scared of preparing turning pitches.
Stats: AB de Villiers becomes the fastest to 9000 ODI runs
Stats: AB de Villiers becomes the fastest to 9000 ODI runs
The 33-year-old broke Sourav Ganguly's record which was created in 2004.
The eager hopeful versus a well-entrenched goliath
The eager hopeful versus a well-entrenched goliath
While India has form and everything else going for them, Australia will have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to upset India's applecart.
India's squad when Australia last beat them at home in 2004
India's squad when Australia last beat them at home in 2004
The Indian cricket team looked very different when Australia last tasted success there
India vs Australia 2017: Nathan Lyon responds to Harbhajan Singh's prediction of 4-0 whitewash
India vs Australia 2017: Nathan Lyon responds to Harbhajan Singh's prediction of 4-0 whitewash
Australian off-spinner remains eager to learn from Ravichandran Ashwin.
Ashish Nehra targets 2017 Champions Trophy for his ODI comeback
Ashish Nehra targets 2017 Champions Trophy for his ODI comeback
37-year-old seamer believes experience and versatility can tilt the scales in his favour.
5 of the worst fights from past India-Australia clashes
5 of the worst fights from past India-Australia clashes
Both teams dont back off from glaring vigorously at each other or intensifying the atmosphere through some animated altercations.
SK Flashback: Zaheer Khan rips through the Sri Lankan batting line-up in Margao
SK Flashback: Zaheer Khan rips through the Sri Lankan batting line-up in Margao
On this day, 10 years ago, Zaheer Khan ripped through the Sri Lankan batting order to set up a comprehensive Indian win.
Sourav Ganguly won't be surprised if India whitewash Australia
Sourav Ganguly won't be surprised if India whitewash Australia
Ganguly believes that spinners will dominate the series
Sourav Ganguly accused of biased distribution of tickets for India-England ODI match
Sourav Ganguly accused of biased distribution of tickets for India-England ODI match
This is not the first time that the iconic stadium has come to news for wrongful distribution of tickets.
India's team to Bangladesh in 2000: Where are they now?
India's team to Bangladesh in 2000: Where are they now?
A look at the whereabouts of the eleven players who represented India in Bangladesh's first ever Test match in 2000.
5 hipster trends started in cricket
5 hipster trends started in cricket
Batting to bowling, team building to celebrations, every part of cricket has seen new trends. Which one is your favourite?
India should promote MS Dhoni up the batting order in Bangalore T20I, feels Sourav Ganguly
India should promote MS Dhoni up the batting order in Bangalore T20I, feels Sourav Ganguly
Former Indian skipper believes that the term 'finisher' is overrated in cricket.
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